Alaska News

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Capital City Fire and Rescue, air rescues injured man from road near Hoonah

Capital City Fire and Rescue responded to a remote road near Hoonah on Sunday, for an air rescue of a young man who had been in a motorcycle accident. News of the North reached out to assistant fire chief Travis Mead, who coordinated CCFR's response. "An Alaska State Trooper called me to inform me that there had been an Inreach activation for a person that had a possible broken leg over near Hoonah on one of the roads, one of the dirt roads, and he asked if CCFR was able to provide some medical personnel to fly over in a helicopter and assist with you know, treating and stabilizing and then bringing him over here to care," said Mead. "And I said, Yeah, absolutely. That's, you know, something that we do within CBJ, normally within the CBJ but we can go outside of it. If need be if requested, and we call that an Air Rescue and it's pretty much it's a scene we access with a helicopter usually and so we did that we were able to provide a paramedic and an EMT and they got their gear together and then met over at Temsco"
KINY-AM 103.5 Juneau

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Fairbanks hospital readies mobile morgue

Fairbanks Memorial Hospital has set up a mobile morgue in the parking lot to prepare for any mass casualty event. The refrigerator container is not running yet, but can be ready in two hours, said Keith Fehr, director of emergency management for Foundation Health Partners, which operates the hospital. “When we saw the surge with the delta variant, we decided it was time to exercise that surge morgue capacity and make sure that if we needed it, we had moved it in place, we were able to power it appropriately and just make sure that the teams knew how to use it,” he said. Foundation Health Partners used federal COVID-19 grant money to buy the mobile refrigeration unit last year, and it’s been sitting in the south lot of Fairbanks Memorial Hospital since December 2020.
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