Training for the flight of a life


Erik Gantt

An AirLife helicopter leave the Platte Valley Community Center parking lot during a multi-agency training on Saturday.

A lime green AirLife helicopter could be seen over Saratoga on Saturday, but it wasn't because of an accident.

A training, open to all Carbon County first responders, was held at the Platte Valley Community Center and included hands on exercises in calling in and loading flight for life evacuations.

Participants in the training included South Central Wyoming Emergency Medical Services (SCWEMS), Wyoming Highway Patrol, Saratoga fire department, Saratoga police and Rawlins police. SCWEMS had volunteers from Saratoga, Encampment, Riverside and Elk Mountain.

Mark Kostovny, SCWEMS board member,...

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