LACoFD Helps Develop National Standard for Helicopter Hoist Rescues

By February 21, 2019LACoFD News
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In its recent quarterly briefing, the FIrefighting RESources of California Organized for Potential Emergencies (FIRESCOPE) released the first-ever national standard for helicopter hoist rescues. 

Developed by FIRESCOPE’s member agencies, including the Los Angeles County Fire Department, the ICS 801 Hoist Rescue Guidelines outline the use of agency aircraft for both daylight and night hoist rescue operation on emergency incidents.

The guidelines as well as other updates on FIRESCOPE are available for reading in the January Quarterly Briefing.

Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby is the current Chair on the FIRESCOPE Board of Directors.