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Fire Services
Continuing
Education Course II

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.

Course objectives

  • Review and deepening of knowledge from Continuing Education Course I
  • Introduction to using a helicopter for forest fire operations
  • Experience with FLIR camera
  • Repetition of reconnaissance flight from Continuing Education Course I

Content

Theory:

  • Introduction to using a helicopter for forest fire operations
  • Experience with FLIR camera
  • Repetition of reconnaissance flight from Continuing Education Course I

Preparation:

Planning group work practice with supply of materials

Practical component in the field:

  • Guiding helicopter with Bambi buket, extinguishing embers
  • Guiding helicopter when attaching underload in the net

Return flight and final briefing at the heliport.

Course information

Location: Heliport Zermatt
Size: Max. 12 people
Course dates: Saturday, June 20, 2020
Saturday, June 27, 2020
Duration: 1 day
Kursprogramm:
  • 08:00 Arrival at heliport Zermatt
  • 08:15 Theory: Introduction to using a helicopter for forest fire operations, experience with FLIR camera, repetition of reconnaissance flight from Continuing Education Course I
  • 09:30 Preparation: Planning group work practice with supply of materials
  • 10:30 Practical component: Shifting into the field by helicopter, reconnaissance flight according to defined order, search flight, embarking while hovering, debriefing in the group with the pilot
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 Practical component: Shifting into the forest by HEC (long line), guiding helicopter with Bambi buket, extinguishing embers, guiding helicopter when attaching underload in the net
  • 15:30 Return flight to heliport
  • 16:00 Final discussion and awarding of course certificate
Target group: Firefighters
Requirements: Completion of Basic Course and Continuing Education Course I
Course price: CHF 600.00 per person (including lunch)
Language of instruction: German

 

Download the flyer of the course here (currently only available in German).

If you have any questions or wish to register by phone, please contact us on +41 27 570 70 70 or by e-mail at training@air-zermatt.ch.

 

For online registration click here

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