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Swift Coordination Saves Lives in Helicopter Crash

Author: Baggy
Credit: Baggy
Services deployed
Metropolitan PoliceFire BrigadeNational Health Service
Divisions deployed
Emergency Response TeamLondon Fire BrigadeLondon Ambulance ServiceHazardous Area Response TeamHelicopter Emergency Medical Service

Earlier today, emergency services swiftly responded to a helicopter crash incident at the Mt Zonah Hospital helicopter landing pad. In its effore to ensure the safety of all involved, an incident commander referred to as MET-IC, took charge at the scene, effectively coordinating Metropolitan Police (MET) assets to close roads and prevent further injuries to pedestrians below the building.

The MET-IC worked closely with the London Ambulance Service (LAS) and the London Fire Brigade (LFB), ensuring resources were deployed efficiently. The arrival of a secondary incident commander highlighted a critical development as casualty was found trapped under the helicopter.

Despite the challenging circumstances, within 15 minutes, all fires were extinguished, and the LAS-IC joined the coordination efforts. Thanks to the collaborative efforts of the LFB, Hazardous Area Response Team (HART), and additional Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) units, all casualties were safely rescued. This included the helicopter pilot, a HEMS paramedic, and the initial casualty that was being transported.