Services Advanced Life Support Care
Aero Methow Rescue Service provides 24/7 advanced life support care (ALS). ALS service is provided by Paramedics, there are 4 full time and 2 backup Paramedics . Paramedics receive extensive training in patient assessment, treatment, cardiology, emergency medications, intravenous fluid administration, pediatric emergencies, advanced airway management and all aspects of care and management of a prehospital medical or trauma emergency.
Intermediate Life Support (AEMT)
Aero Methow Rescue Service provides Intermediate Life Support service as a back up to ALS. There is 1 full time, 3 part time and 1 volunteer trained as Advanced EMTs (AEMT). AEMTs can provide extensive prehospital emergency care including; defibrillation, intravenous therapy, delivery of 5 life saving medications, advanced airway management and pediatric emergencies.
Aero Methow Rescue Service provides emergency standby coverage, when available, at school athletic events such as; wrestling tournaments, football games, soccer games, track and field meets, play days and basketball games, community events such as; motorcycle races, mountain bike races, hydroplane races, snowmobile races, festivals and foot races. Aero Methow Rescue Service provides standby coverage during structure fires to assist with firefighter rehabilitation.
Aero Methow Rescue Service is an active member of the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Department. Aero Methow Rescue Service has personnel trained in Swiftwater Rescue, high angle rescue, snowmobile rescue, rescues by horseback, foot and ski. Aero Methow Rescue Service has a snowmobile, snowmobile rescue sled and cargo sled, white water and ice rescue boat with helmets and life vests, high angle rescue equipment, rescue cart (a litter on one large wheel for evacuating patients from the roadless areas), volunteers with horses and pack mules and volunteers with search and avalanche trained dogs.