Thursday, March 7, 2013

The week of February 28th to March 7th at Aero Methow Rescue.
I am selecting a few interesting highlights to show you what life is like at Aero Methow.

Thursday night we had a staff goodbye dinner for Justin, Adri and Oona.
See the letter Justin wrote the community under "My Turn" in the Methow Valley News (it is at the bottom of the page) . We will miss Justin, Adri and Oona, they are part of our family and have added so much to what we do. Thank you for all you have done for our service and the community!! We love you!!

As soon as dinner was finished Justin and crew responded on an emergency call.

Off they go!

One of my goals this year was to get Vikki out on the ski trails and to do the 200K challenge from MVSTA We try to get out one day a week that we aren't working. Friday we skied Thompson Ridge & Meadow Lark at Sun Mt. The snow is going fast!

Sunday March 3rd was Rick's first day at work. Here Byron is mentoring him through the Sunday rig inspections. Welcome Rick!

First Fleet/Building Team Meeting with Kurt, Rick and Byron.

Rearranging the crew office for Rick.

Monday starts off  with Rig Checks, Rescue Fitness and Monday Team Meeting. I will not bore you with more pictures of our routine duties.

Kurt teaches First Aid/CPR for most of the day.

 Cindy and Vikki work on an ACLS Class they are teaching on Saturday.

We do daily checks on the ambulances and then detailed monthly inventory check. The ambulance at the far end is usually stationed in Winthrop. It came down for the day to be inventoried.

Rick and Vikki counting and documenting -- a place for everything and everything in it's place!

Kurt and Rick changing a light bulb!  Always something to do!

The first Monday of every month the High Angle Rescue Team meets for training. Here Mark has packaged Kurt in the litter.

One of our new volunteers. CB, is studying to take the National Registry Exam. Tom stopped in to see how was doing.

Cindy and Becky listen to a Webinar on What's New In Medicare - 2013.

Employees and volunteers are encouraged to work out to prevent injuries. Notice the backboard in the background. We load it with sandbags to simulate a patient and perform dead lifts with a partner.

Vikki is meeting with Sandra Rasmussen with Edward Jones. Sandra is the Financial Advisor for our Retirement Accounts .

Ann Henry (Mom) brings us cookies each Thursday.

 Kurt teaching a First Aid/CPR Class to the Town of Twisp employees.

Vicki is prepared for a day of training!

Chief  Budrow has it all under control! He is clearing the scene so he can use the AED on the manikin.

Vikki and deputies planning Search and Rescue Training.