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Learning about the SCPD Aviation Unit

April 29, 2024

Thank you to the Suffolk County Police Department and the Aviation unit for visiting and speaking with PLTW biomedical science students from East and West.
The Department’s medevac helicopter, which is registered as a "flying air ambulance" made a prearranged landing at High School East to teach students about their work.
The officers explained that they most often respond to medical emergencies involving trauma, such as a car accident. A heart monitor, stretcher, blood pressure medication and more are all on board.
The helicopter is equipped with an infrared camera that can locate people because they emit body heat. The second pilot in the cockpit also can monitor a color camera that can zoom up to 18 times.
The crew also responds to missing person’s calls as well as water rescues.
Monday's visit continues a close partnership between the Smithtown Central School District and the Suffolk County Police Department.

Large group photo

student in police helicopter

students by police chopper

SCPD visiting and talking to students

Students talking with SCPD

SCPD visit