Binghamton University to host aeromedical training session


Members of Binghamton University’s Harpur's Ferry Student Volunteer Ambulance Service will host an aeromedical training session from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 30, for fire and EMS personnel from the greater Binghamton region. The session is open to all Broome County fire and EMS personnel.

Over 40 area emergency response professionals will join Harpur’s Ferry members for an intense, hands-on program on how to effectively prepare for and use air medical transport.    

The training session, titled ”Introduction to Aeromedical Operations,” will be led by Kathi Hinrichsen, from STAT MedEvac, a service of the Center for Emergency Medicine. STAT MedEvac provides air medical transport to patients with critical illness or injuries and is directed by a consortium of hospitals including Wilson Hospital in Binghamton, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh.   

Hinrichsen will offer tips on the types of situations that helicopter airlift resources should be used for and offer guidance on how to set up a helicopter-landing zone. She will also discuss career opportunities in the aeromedical field.

Participants will be given a tour and training of one of STAT MedEvac helicopters, which will land in an area behind the East Gym tennis courts on the University campus at around 10:15 a.m.

For more information, contact 607-777-3579.

Last Updated: 9/17/13