HART demonstrates hoist capabilities for SWVA emergency managers
221116-Z-RW533-1001.JPG Photo By: Mike Vrabel

TAZEWELL, Va. - Virginia National Guard aviation crews and Chesterfield County Fire and Emergency Medical Services Scuba Rescue Team members provide a hoist rescue capability demonstration for emergency managers from across southwestern Virginia Nov. 16, 2022, in Tazewell, Virginia. The VNG aviators and Chesterfield first responders form the Virginia Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team, providing rotary wing aviation hoist capabilities and aerial rescue evacuation. Officials from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management also observed HART demonstrating static and dynamic rescue hoists.


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