North Carolina is populated with numerous bays, lakes, streams and rivers. The HSRT
mission profile routinely requires crews to fly at low altitudes above these waterways.
The low altitude nature of these missions will reduce the amount of time available for
crews to coordinate a response should a water ditching event occur. Research has
shown that up to 80% of all helicopter water ditching events were survivable.
Crewmembers that have been appropriately trained have a 90% rate of survival from
such events. The HSRT Underwater Egress Training program is designed to increases
crewmember awareness and enhances their chances of surviving a water ditching
OBJECTIVE: At the conclusion of this training each trainee will have experienced and
• Pre-ditching procedures
• Multiple water entry positions
• Egress procedures
• An understanding of stress management and how it relates to panic and survival
Tue. Dec 03, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm
High Point Swim Club
1705 Whitehall St, High Point NC 27262
ESF9 - Search and Rescue
||North Carolina Division of Emergency Management
||Bailey, Christopher Thomas
Tribula, Michael A.
|# Open Seats
|# on Wait List
Offering Specific Information
This training is only offered to NCHART Technicians, Pilots, Crew Chiefs and System Managers. This training is not open to the public.
Participants should come prepared with the following equipment,
- Bathing Suit and Towell
- Swim Mask w/Snorkel & Fins
- Issued Water Helmet (Drysuit and PFD is not required)
- HEEDS Device