Ski patrol receives updated training for emergency situations

Joanie Moore, Contributing Writer

Photo by Joanie Moore

North Flight Aero Med pilot Keelan McNulty, (second from left) explains the technology and capabilities of the newest helicopter, a Sikorsky 76, to Schuss Mountain Ski Patrol volunteers during a training session held last Friday at Antrim County Airport.

REGION – Emergency medical response for guests staying at one northern Michigan resort just went up a notch.

About 20 National Ski Patrol (NSP) volunteers from Schuss Mountain took part in a two-hour training session last Friday led by the flight and medical crew with North Flight Aero Med (NFAM). Training included classroom instruction and a hands-on demonstration of NFAM’s newest helicopter, a Sikorsky 76.

“Having an understanding of landing zones, potentially having to designate and set one up for us, just getting the knowledge out there is a big step toward safety and care,” said Keelan McNulty, NFAM Pilot and Safety Manager.

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