Fishers Island’s 1st Responders run Drill with SkyHealth

Fishers Island’s volunteer 1st responders connect with SkyHealth’s visitors. Pictured left to right: Fire Captain Alex Kardziyak, EMT Patty Walker, Fire Dept. Treasurer Matt Edwards, Division EMS Chief Carol Giles, Asst. Division EMS Chief Tracy Brock, Chief Bruce Hubert with SkyHealth’s Flight Nurse Margaret Healy, Coordinator Don MacMillan, and Flight Paramedic Amen Alhaidi *. Photo Credit: Susie Parsons
Photo Credit: Susie Parsons

Having tried to schedule this visit but hampered by rainy Saturday mornings, one after another, the drill finally happened on Saturday, August 25, 2018.

SkyHealth’s coordinator Don MacMillan, with Pilot Mike Conti, Flight Nurse Margaret Healy, and Flight Paramedic Amen Alhaidi descended on the Fishers Island softball field – one of four emergency landing locations on the island.

Chief Hubert reported, “All essential EMS and Fire personnel, including our officers, were given notice Saturday morning about the arrival of SkyHealth – the same notice we received a short time before the landing. I staged this as a surprise drill to simulate what an emergency would be like. We had a good turn out and the drill went well.”

Video by Matthew Edwards
Photos by Susie Parsons

 

Photo Credit: Matthew Edwards

 

Photo Credit: Susie Parsons

*Missing from picture: Fishers Island Fire Department members David Burnham, Jeff Edwards, Joe Brock, and Penn Sanger

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