Human External Cargo'S ARCHIVE

  • This afternoon the NSR Helicopter External Transport (HEC) team responded to the Qualicum Beach area of Vancouver Island to assist Comox Valley Search and Rescue with a mutual aid longline evacuation of an injured hiker. The 36-year-old hiker sustained multiple serious injuries, and upon Comox Search and Rescue stabilizing and packaging the patient, the decision was […]

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  • This last April members of North Shore Rescue’s Human External Cargo* (“HEC”) team attended their annual recertification in the Pemberton Valley along with Talon Helicopters, our team’s primary air carrier.  Although members of the HEC team train much more than annually, the team puts on this workshop to ensure that all team members are current […]

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  • This last Saturday during our Human External Cargo (“HEC”) re-certification training with Valley Helicopters, we had the opportunity to take our friend Kyle, his mom Kristen, and Kyle’s service dog Clover up for a rotation on the helicopter longline. Kyle, who loves North Shore Rescue (and Batman), lives with autism and has recently made tremendous […]

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