Jul 26, 2017
Carl Pelletier

Helicopter Landing Tonight for Training

Wednesday, July 26

Please note that if you observe helicopters, ambulances and fire trucks in the vicinity of east Jackson tonight around 7:30pm it is part of an emergency training exercise . . . and not an actual emergency or accident.

Jackson Hole Fire/EMS, Teton County Search and Rescue along with the Teton Village Fire Department will be conducting an emergency first responder training session on Wednesday, July 26 near the end of East Broadway Avenue, immediately east of the National Elk Refuge administrative offices.

The course, led by Jackson Hole Fire/EMS, focuses on helicopter landing zone selection & preparation and teaches fire fighters how to safely approach, depart and work around helicopters.

The National Elk Refuge's temporary landing zone will be available next month during the total solar eclipse as an alternative or overflow location if the helicopter landing site at St. John's Medical Center is occupied or unavailable for use.

Practice such as this represents just one of the many ways in which the Town of Jackson, Teton County, federal land mangers and other organizations are preparing for the anticipated influx of visitors who may choose to come to Jackson to observe the total solar eclipse.

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