The continuing education in handling a helicopter is considered to deepen the knowledge and extend the tasks of firefighters during a firefighting operation with a helicopter.
Due to high demand, Air Zermatt developed continuing education courses for fire fighters in 2016. The courses are designed for participants who have completed the Basic Course for Firefighters on Working with Helicopters.
The continuing education courses build on what was taught in the basic course and are supplemented by additional practical activities. They allow participants to deepen their knowledge, and they train firefighters for additional tasks during a firefighting operation involving a helicopter.
- Deepen knowledge acquired in the basic course
- Introduction to reconnaissance and search flights
- Communication and briefing with pilots during reconnaissance and search flights
- Knowledge review from basic course
- Repetition of practice activity on loading materials
- Repetition of working with a helicopter
- Reconnaissance and search flights for operation leaders
- Searching for and finding obstacles
- Communicating with pilots
Practical component in the field:
- Positioning fall protection
- Embarking and disembarking while hovering in difficult terrain
- Suspension with HEC (long line)
Return flight and final briefing at the heliport.
|Size:||Max. 12 people|
|Course dates:||June 18, 2021 / July 3, 2021|
|Requirements:||Completion of Basic Course|
|Training opportunities:||Continuing Education Course II|
|Course price:||CHF 600 per person (including lunch)|
|Language of instruction:||German|
Download the flyer of the course here (currently only available in German).