Landing Zone Officer (LZO)
This is a 3-4 hour course conducted by the Pilots and Critical Care Flight Paramedics that are part of the EHS Lifeflight Team. EHS Lifeflight operates a helicopter and fixed wing aircraft for emergency patient and intra-hospital transport within the province of Nova Scotia. During the LZO course, firefighters, paramedics, police and other first responders are trained in aircraft safety, landing zone selection and security, helicopter landing procedures and crash response. This training allows firefighters to assist with landing the helicopter directly at a scene to provide immediate critical patient care and transport to a hospital. Most commonly for firefighters, car accidents with severe patient injury may lead to a patient being transported by the EHS Lifeflight helicopter.