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Air Medical Transport Pilot (Rotorcraft)
10/26/2018 2:35:09 PM
Resource Category
Emergency Medical Services
Primary Core Capability
Public Health, Healthcare, and Emergency Medical Services
Secondary Core Capability
Critical Transportation
Resource Kind
Overall Function
The Air Medical Transport Pilot (Rotorcraft) transports air medical personnel and equipment to the location of patients and provides safe, coordinated transport of patients to an appropriate destination
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
Type Description
Type 1The Air Medical Transport Pilot (Rotorcraft) has authority for acceptance of specific missions and will make all decisions concerning suitability of weather conditions, landing areas, condition of the aircraft for flight, loading of the aircraft, and other factors affecting flight safety
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Completion of required ground school on aeronautical knowledge; pass the required knowledge and practical test that apply to the aircraft type and class certificate sought
TrainingPer NIMS compliance at the time of publication, ICS and IS training courses are listed. Equivalent courses must meet the NIMS Five-Year Training Plan. As NIMS compliance requirements change, the requirements in this document will change to match them.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Completion of the following: 1. ICS-100: Introduction to ICS 2. ICS-200: Basic ICS 3. IS-700.A: NIMS, An Introduction 4. HazMat Awareness Training or equivalent basic instruction consistent with: a. the hazards anticipated to be present, or present at the scene b. the probable impact of those hazards, based upon the mission role of the individual c. use of the personal protective equipment consistent with “Guidance on Emergency Responder Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Response to CBRN Terrorism Incidents,” Dept of HHS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (June 2008) 5. Risk assessment training and hazard mitigation 6. Air Medical Resource Management/Aeronautical Decision Making (ADM)/Crew Resource Management Recommended: 1. Ongoing training in operations of management and care of patients involved in MCI incidents 2. 100 hours night-vision goggles 3. Hoist operations, rappelling operations, mountain operations, desert operations, and over-water operations as applicable to the mission the pilot will be asked to perform
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Pilot is current in aircraft type and pilot rating as determined by the AHJ. Completion of the following: 1. 2000 hours of pilot-in-command time (in helicopters for rotorcraft operations) 2. 250 hours of unaided night time 3. 300 hours of turbine time 4. 100 hours of EMS time
Physical/Medical FitnessNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Annual flight physical with medical class certificate that corresponds with the pilot certificate/rating Recommended: 1. Individuals must be healthy enough to function under field conditions, which may include some or all of the following: a. 12-hour shifts, austere conditions (possibly no showers, housing in tents, portable toilets) b. Extreme weather conditions (long exposure to heat and humidity, lack of air conditioning, extreme cold, wet environments) c. Long periods of standing 2. Individuals should not require personal medications that require refrigeration 3. Individuals should not have any physical conditions, impairments, or restrictions that would preclude them from participating in the moving and lifting of patients and/or equipment and supplies 4. Immunizations: Refer to immunization recommendations for emergency responders by Centers for Disease Control, including: a. Td toxoid or Tdap. Receipt of primary series and booster within the past 10 years b. Completion of Hepatitis B Vaccination Series OR completion of a waiver of liability
CurrencyNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsThe Commercial Pilot Certificate/Instrument Rating need not be current.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Certification: Completion of one of the following: 1. Commercial Pilot Certificate with Instrument Rating 2. Military or Public Use pilot equivalent training, documented to the same standard or higher
Composition and Ordering Specifications
Discuss logistics for deploying this position, such as security, lodging, transportation, and meals, prior to deployment
This position typically works 12 hours per shift, is self-sustainable for 72 hours, and is deployable for up to 14 days