Images: NCHART Training [Image 7 of 16]
Photo by Tech. Sgt. Brian Christiansen
Sgt. 1st Class Robin McDaniel prepares George Ross, Denver, N.C., paramedic EMS, before lowering him with a hoist from a North Carolina Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk during a NCHART training exercise at Lake Norman, North Carolina, May 8, 2012. NCHART is a highly specialized team consisting of North Carolina National Guard and North Carolina State Highway Patrol air assets matched with North Carolina Emergency Management and local emergency services personnel that form a mission ready package for helicopter based rescues. NCHART can respond at the request of a local emergency management coordinator or NCEM Area coordinator upon approval by the NCEM duty officer. Examples of NCHART missions include: Swiftwater/Flood Rescue Lost Persons Severe injuries with projected extended evacuations Urban or Wilderness High Angle Rescue NCHART trains on a quarterly basis in various skills ranging from swiftwater/flood rescue to high angle and wilderness rescue.