A CBP Air and Marine Operations Black Hawk aircrew works to bring a surviving family into the aircraft after being hoisted to safety. Photo by Alexander Zamora
U.S Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations complete a rescue in a community in Beaumont, Texas. Photo by Donna Burton
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Think about roles and responsibilities in advance, and put safety first. “People can get into these disasters…and they start to take risks that they wouldn’t take elsewhere,” Tom Baldwin, Air Evac Lifeteam safety manager said. Put an immediate stop to any of that. Debrief after every shift.