PHOTOS: Colorado National Guard trains with Summit County Rescue Group | SummitDaily.com
YOUR AD HERE »

PHOTOS: Colorado National Guard trains with Summit County Rescue Group

Helen Rowe
Summit County Rescue Group training officer
The training covered available emergency military resources, the process for requesting resources, and procedures for search and rescue assistance and disaster relief.
Jenise Jensen / special to the Daily

FRISCO — A team from the Colorado National Guard flew Wednesday afternoon to Summit County to work with the Summit County Rescue Group, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, Red White & Blue Fire Protection District and other emergency managers to provide Tier 1 emergency response training.

After landing a Lakota helicopter near Frisco Nordic Center, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Clayton Horney and his crew provided training for Summit County emergency workers. The training covered available emergency military resources, the process for requesting resources, and procedures for search and rescue assistance and disaster relief.

Colorado National Guard helicopters can be used for critical incidents when Flight for Life is not available or when a backcountry landing zone is not ideal. The military helicopters offer the ability to hoist patients. Summit County Rescue Group used National Guard Blackhawks for two missions in 2018.

A team from the Colorado National Guard flew Wednesday afternoon to Summit County to work with the Summit County emergency responders.
Jenise Jensen / special to the Daily
A Lakota helicopter landed near Frisco Nordic Center on Wednesday.
Jenise Jensen / special to the Daily
Children check out a Lakota helicopter near Frisco Nordic Center on Wednesday.
Jenise Jensen / special to the Daily

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

As a Summit Daily News reader, you make our work possible.

Now more than ever, your financial support is critical to help us keep our communities informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having on our residents and businesses. Every contribution, no matter the size, will make a difference.

Your donation will be used exclusively to support quality, local journalism.

For tax deductible donations, click here.
 

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User