When it is urgently necessary to get someone from Saltaire to the hospital,
the Fire Company can request a helicopter evacuation.  It happens infrequently but when it does, it is impressive.  Those who watch often comment on how smooth and easy it looks.  And so it does, but it is the product of intense planning and training by the Saltaire Volunteer Fire Company.

Patient is loaded.
The patient is loaded on the Suffolk Rescue Helicopter.


Helicopter takes off.
Take off!


Helicopter gains altitude over the Saltaire ballfield.
The Emergency Room is only minutes away.
 Photographs copyright © 2004 by Frank Markus. All rights reserved.    
Copyright © 1998-2004 Frank Markus, S.C.A.A.
Last Revised:  06/25/2004