At tonight’s Governing Body meeting Sgt. Jackson announced the formation of a committee to develop policies and guidelines for a Helicopter Insertion Team (HIT). This team would be made up of KCSARA members with experience at EMT level medical care or above. Members would be tasked as a special unit to train with the King County Air Unit for operations out of Guardian, the King County Sheriff’s Office helicopter. A winch for vertical insertions has already been ordered and could be on missions as early as this year. Units have been requested to provide names to Kathy Decker for the policies and guidelines committee.

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