At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, a Fire Rescue vehicle stands by in a parking area near the Vehicle Assembly Building for training with pilots in NASA Aircraft Operations. The exercise is designed to develop procedures for using agency helicopters to transport injured patients to a local hospital.
The activity taking place in Kennedy's Launch Complex 39 turn-basin parking lot was only one of several drills. It was part of a new training program that was developed by Kennedy's Fire Rescue department along with NASA Aircraft Operations to sharpen the skills needed to help rescue personnel learn how to collaborate with helicopter pilots in taking injured patients to hospitals as quickly as possible. Photo credit: NASA/Dan Casper