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GALLERY: Foothills Search and Rescue holds training exercise near Millarville

Specially trained volunteers practice navigation and medevac procedures
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Members of Foothills Search and Rescue snowshoe to a STARS landing zone west of Millarville on Feb. 20. The training day included navigation skills training and an orientation on how to prepare a landing zone in snow and land STARS or other helicopters for medevac in winter conditions.
Foothills Search and Rescue's team of volunteers took part in a training exercise west of Millarville on Saturday.

Deploying from the Mesa Butte day use area on Feb. 20, the team of specially trained volunteers set out via snowshoe to hone their navigation and search skills.

The operation also included training to prepare a medevac landing zone in snowy winter conditions and how to guide in a helicopter such as STARS Air Ambulance.

Disclosure: Western Wheel/OkotoksToday.ca photojournalist Brent Calver is a member of Foothills Search and Rescue.

 

SA-FSAR Training BWC 0618 webMembers of Foothills Search and Rescue attend a briefing in GPS protocols during a training exercise west of Millarville on Feb. 20. The day also included an orientation on how to prepare a landing zone in snow and land STARS or other helicopters for medevac. By Brent Calver/Western Wheel

 

SA-FSAR Training BWC 0679 webMembers of Foothills Search and Rescue snowshoe through bush during a training exercise west of Millarville on Feb. 20. The training day included navigation skills training and an orientation on how to prepare a landing zone in snow and land STARS or other helicopters for medevac. By Brent Calver/Western Wheel

 

SA-FSAR Training BWC 0893 webMembers of Foothills Search and Rescue train in navigation skills west of Millarville on Feb. 20. The training day also included an orientation on how to prepare a landing zone in snow and land STARS or other helicopters for medevac. By Brent Calver/Western Wheel

 

SA-FSAR Training BWC 0992 webDavid Cran demonstrates use of LED strobes for landing a medevac helicopter such as STARS during a Foothills Search and Rescue training exercise west of Millarville on Feb. 20. By Brent Calver/Western Wheel

 

SA-FSAR Training BWC 1169 webMembers of Foothills Search and Rescue practice packing down a medevac landing zone with their snow shoes west of Millarville on Feb. 20. By Brent Calver/Western Wheel

 

SA-FSAR Training BWC 1011 webDavid Cran, left, holds a briefs on protocols for guiding in a medevac helicopter such as STARS during a Foothills Search and Rescue training exercise west of Millarville on Feb. 20. By Brent Calver/Western Wheel

 

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