Frank Rossi of Ski Patrol Rescue Team recently brought to my attention the Helicopter Short-haul Handbook (351 DM 1) published by the US Department of the Interior in March of 2004. The DOI is involved in short-hauling during wildland firefighting, and search and rescue operations in National Parks. This manual outlines "minimum policies, procedures, qualifications, training requirements, and equipment for helicopter sort-haul programs within the DOI." It could be an interesting read for anyone looking for more information on helicopter operations.

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