Monday, October 30, 2006

Westchester County PD New Air 2

Today, I had the oppurtunity to go to the officials & press unveiling of the new Westchester County PD "Air 2".

The reast of the photos are posted,

Air 2 is awesome. It's a 2006 Bell 407. Here are some of the features worth noting:

-Has a "Bambi Bucket" for brush fires.
-Has a winch/lift with harness and stokes
-Camera able to transmit live video to off site locations, such as County PD headquarters and EOC.
-Infared Tracking Camera-A very large spotlight-Ability to transport a patient in stokes, if needed-Up to 4 members can repel off repellling bar at once (two on each side)
-Pilots have nightvision goggles-Cargo hook
-Extensive inter-agency communications capability-Detailed interactive mapping and navigation system

And a whole bunch of other state of the art technology. This is a really great asset for Westchester County in this day and age, and I'm sure it's going to make an impact on emergency operations. Thanks to members of the WCPD for helping me to get some great shots and explaining the different features.