Originally posted by NJFFS_A16
These are the guidelines set up by Insert "SOUTHSTAR" Here LZ guidelines are set up by them...not the fire department. You may want to contact your air program representative for their advice.;)
Landing Zone Safety Rules
These Landing Zone Safety Rules have been set up to protect the patient, bystanders, ground crew and helicopter crew.
The LZ should be a minimum of 110 feet by 110 feet, level, firm, dry and free of debris.
Secure the perimeter from pedestrians or vehicles.
Keep personnel and fire apparatus 100 feet from perimeter of LZ.
Mark the corners of the LZ with bright colored cones, lights or public safety vehicles. FLARES CAN START GRASS FIRES.
NEVER SHINE LIGHTS at "SouthStar", they may blind the pilots.
If the pilots feel the LZ you selected is unsuitable, an alternate should be selected.
Shield your eyes or wear safety glasses while "SouthStar" lands or takes-off.
DO NOT APPROACH SouthStar while the blades are moving.
ALWAYS APPROACH SouthStar from the side, in full view of the crew and then only with the escort of a crew member.
NEVER APPROACH SouthStar from the BACK, approach from the side with caution.
Keep arms and IV's at or below shoulder height.
Secure all loose abojects and personal items, e.g. hats, stethoscopes.
No smoking within 100 feet of the aircraft.