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PROJECT HERO Paramedic
PROJECT HERO Paramedic Leander Vögel waiting to board an Army Search and Rescue Alouette helicopter. Below: check and check again. Once you‘re in the air it is too late attended the exercise confirming: “We learned most about the headquarters role envisaged for the vehicle and the need for an integrated yet flexible solution, sharing information and enhancing communications from a single source.” They believe the greatest impact will be on the time required to set up a forward command post and the benefits from having the drone provide live aerial feed of the disaster/emergency zone. Aeronautical engineer Phair was on hand to observe the scenarios from the perspective of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operations: "The concept of a supremely capable off-road vehicle supporting its own UAV is how the Austrian Red Cross and Land Rover see drones making a real difference in emergency response and management. We need to integrate the concept into their current standard operating procedures." Those lessons learnt in Austria will be cascaded across 190 Red Cross national societies and will influence the use of drones in the humanitarian sector. HERO DEFINED One first responder who will ultimately benefit from the new technology is 25-year-old volunteer paramedic Sebastian Pohl from Lower Austria. Attending his first major exercise with the Austrian Red Cross, the biology student wanted to “help people,” and the paramedic training was the best way to achieve that. In the quarry “YOU DON’T THINK ABOUT scenario Pohl and his team were the first to arrive and had to work THE STRESS. THE TRAINING fast. For first responders, accessing difficult terrain quickly KICKS IN AND YOU FOCUS and assessing the situation ON HELPING YOUR PATIENT” before the larger emergency vehicles turn up is crucial. The interplay between different communications channels and the UAV will save time and ultimately lives. As Sebastian adds, “seeing the big picture, at the outset of the crisis, is key to gaining control of a situation.” Training reveals other considerations too, “had we been dealing with genuine casualties, psychological support teams would be on hand.” It is easy to forget that rescuers are human beings and not machines, but “you don’t think about the stress or the gravity of it all, you just get on with it. The training kicks in and you focus on the well-being of your patient.” For this volunteer and many thousands like him in the Red Cross and the other emergency services, helping those in need is self-explanatory. Not everyone can display leadership skills and stay cool in a crisis. When asked to define heroic, Pohl’s response is “that’s not for me to judge, but I do think that everyone else here who has given up their spare time to train for this is a hero.” FIND OUT MORE For more information search for ‘Project Hero’ on YouTube 68
LAND ROVER AND THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF RED CROSS AND RED CRESCENT SOCIETIES A global partnership saving lives since 1954 18 HUMANITARIAN PROJECTS 3 WATER & 4 DISASTER 5 HEALTH 6 SOCIAL SANITATION PREPAREDNESS CARE CARE 25 COUNTRIES 4 CONTINENTS 69
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