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Short Haul

Short haul is an emergency rescue tool meant to quickly get an individual out of a dangerous situation and place them in a safe location. Short haul involves a rescuer being lowered on a rope from a hovering helicopter, to a victim below. After the rescuer rigs a harness to the victim, or if injuries warrant, places the victim in a stokes litter basket, the helicopter lifts both to safety a short distance away.

  • We will provide training to spotters and short haulers which include but is not limited to:
    1. Mission briefing
    2. Spotter responsibilities
    3. Short hauler responsibilities
    4. Buddy (equipment) checks