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Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) Crew Member Course including Flight Crew Emergency Survival Training HUET (Helicopter Underwater Escape Training.

Practicing Emergency Medical Service in the mountains can be extremely challenging. High altitude, extreme temperatures, strong winds, unpredictable weather, weight issues, limited resources and no place for mistakes.

With more than 50 years’ experience and over 50`000 helicopter rescues, we are offering to transfer our knowledge and experience with courses on a high level that prepares you for demanding rescues under extreme conditions.

Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) Crew Member Course including Flight Crew Emergency Survival Training HUET (Helicopter Underwater Escape Training.

The course is suitable for medical providers and/or rescuers who want to become crew members (medical/technical) on a HEMS/SAR helicopter.

Our HEMS crew member course fulfils the requirements of EASA and is fully certified. The course is also compatible with the future developments of EASA and the specifications of ACRM (Aeromedical Crew Resource Management) of EHAC (European HEMS and Air Rescue Committee).

In Addition, we have fully integrated Flight Crew Emergency and Survival Training into the course and offer a unique and realistic training setting in mountain environment. You will get a profound view into mountain air rescue with exciting experiences.

After completing this course, you can claim a full instruction as a HCM (HEMS crew member) and you get a Certificate for the HUET Course.

Next course

Date: June 6th-11th 2020
Course price: CHF 5'000.00 per person
Included: Course fee, helicopter flight time, accommodation starting from the night before the course starts, breakfast and lunch.
Not included: Gear rental, dinner
Course language: English

Requirements

  • working as a healthcare professional or as a rescuer for a medical/rescue organization
  • active mountaineer
  • you must be able to master the following knots prior the course: italian hitch, figure of 8, clove hitch, overhand slip knot, fisherman knot, prusik

Pretest

You will receive a pretest approximately 4 weeks before course starts by e-mail. You can either send it back electronically or turn it in on the first day before the course starts.

Schedule

This Program will change according to weather and snow-conditions. We kindly request that we stay flexible and adapt according to those factors. Course includes in the programm canyoning and Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) and Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS ) part two.

Equipment list

  • mountaineering clothes, please note that cold temperatures can be possible year-round in Zermatt
  • gloves (technical)
  • mountaineering boots
  • helmet
  • harness
  • sunglasses
  • sunscreen 50+
  • head lamp
  • 4 screws gate or triple lock carabiners
  • towel
  • swimsuit

Please contact the course instructor by e-mail at training@air-zermatt.ch if you have any questions regarding the equipment. Gear rental shops are available in Zermatt.

How to get to Zermatt

We advise to fly either to ZRH or GVA and taking the train to Zermatt. From ZRH it is a very convenient train ride to Zermatt, changing the train only once. We suggest to book the train ticket 4 weeks prior by following this link:  www.sbb.ch. The earlier you buy it, the cheaper the tickets are. Directions to Zermatt helibase click here

Terms and Conditions

By booking the course, participants expressly accept our effective General Terms and Conditions statement.

IACCFP (International Association for Critical Care and Flight Paramedics

40 non-medical / 8 medical CMEs

 

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