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Troy Shaffer
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S.W.O.R.D. Checklist for Helicopter Landing Zones

S.W.O.R.D. Checklist for Helicopter Landing Zones:S - Size, Surface, Slope.Size matters when it comes landing zones, and in all cases, bigger is better.Surface - what type? grass, asphalt, loose…Continue

Tags: First, Responder, Coordinator, Firefighter, Landing

Started Nov 10, 2009

 

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"Hi Phil, I was hoping to speak with you about an idea I have for Emergency Medical Services Flight Safety Network.  I sent a message via facebook, but I'm not sure if it made it to your account or not.  If you get a chance, please…"
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"The only limiting factor is what we believe. Einstein said, "we can't solve the problems we face today, at the level of thinking we were at when we created them"   I have been flying with a small 501 C3 Helicopter service since…"
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"So, most give up before trying because trying means dying in Financial Debt... Thank you..."
Aug 8, 2011

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Primary Agency/Department Type
Paid Fire/EMS Department
Primary Department/Agency Name
Air Medical Program In Northeast United States
Department/Agency Web Site
http://flightsafetynet.com
Years in EMS/Public Safety
10
My Training:
I started flying EMS after departing the military. Original plan was to fly for the airlines; however, after 9/11/2001, the airline industry and the whole world changed. I ended up staying in helicopters and have been thankful I did ever since. EMS is a great career filled with great people.
About Me
Husband and father. Three beautiful children. Married for 14 years. Conservative political views. Christian/Lutheran background and faith.

EMS pilot in the Northeast part of United States. Work as a contract employee (Helicopter/Health System vendor relationship) for an awesome air medical program. The flight program and health system are 100% committed to continued business growth with no compromise of safety. I fly state of the art, twin engine, single pilot IFR aircraft. I consider myself very lucky to work for a progressive program in a rural area I want to live in.
Day Job
Pilot
Personal Site/Profile
http://flightsafetynet.com
I Love Being in EMS Because
I work with great people and get the opportunity to help people.
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Married

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Is A Flight Crew Job Within Your Reach?



How hard is it to earn an air ambulance flight crew job?

 

Is it possible to start as a first responder or Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and work your way up to flight paramedic?  Flight…

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Posted on June 17, 2011 at 11:04pm — 3 Comments

5 Ways EMTs & Paramedics Can Make More Money

 

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and paramedics tell us the same two things:



I love my job, and.... I'm broke.



Sound familiar?



If it does, read on to learn five "under the radar" ways to make some extra cash.



And don't worry, we understand your current situation.



We know you're already working a couple "part-time" EMS jobs.



So we'll be sure to skip over that advice and stick to stuff you can…

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Posted on June 11, 2011 at 12:30am

11 Night Visual Illusions: Do You See What I See?

 

Night time changes everything.



Reading patient vitals scribbled on medical tape, finding your black nomex gloves and walking across a field are all completely different at night.



The simple things we take for granted in daylight .....are often not so simple in the dark.



And that's just the beginning...…





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Posted on June 1, 2011 at 10:00pm

How to be a Flight Safety Network Rock Star

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A guy who knows the answer to every question no matter how difficult or trite.



A gal who can flawlessly operate a piece of equipment only used once every two years.



The person everyone considers expert or mac-daddy. The person everyone asks when the boss has no idea. A rock star we… Continue

Posted on April 1, 2011 at 8:41am

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At 8:20am on November 11, 2009, Rob Lambert said…
Troy,
Hello and welcome to JEMS Connect. I am a Paramedic from New York and was wondering if you would like to swap patches. Let me know if you would. Thanks. Take care and be safe.
Rob
 
 
 
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