HAI Hosts Inaugural ECHO Spring Conference

News Staff posted on April 29, 2014 16:40

On Tuesday, April 29, 2014, HAI hosted the inaugural East Coast Helicopter Operations (ECHO) spring conference. ECHO was established in 2013 as a way for EMS and Law Enforcement flight programs to share experiences, mutually train, and develop partnerships among helicopter operators.

More than 70 members from nearly two dozen different public safety and law enforcement, military and EMS programs from North Carolina to New Jersey attended.

Flight crews attending the initial conference discussed topics ranging from active shooter response and coordination and communication for mass casualty helicopter response to effective Crew Resource Management and Washington DC airspace coordination (in both the Special Flight Rules Area and Flight Restricted Zone) with representatives from the FAA, NCRCC, Potomac TRACON and Dulles and National Airport towers.

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