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Old Nov 04, 2003, 02:50 PM
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Condolences to his family, friends and club mates. This is an awful thing.

Wow. Makes you look at your fleet with newfound respect.

In our system, the police do not have the absolute authority to call for a helicopter either. But if the police arrive on scene and report a significant trauma, then the fire/rescue dispatcher will launch one pending arrival of EMS.

That said, if the trauma center is only 10 minutes away, it is actually faster to load and go than to wait for the helo to arrive, land, report off to the flight medic, load, and take off again.

Matt
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Germantown, MD
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