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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 today!

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, particularly involving elderly Alzheimer’s patients, as well as water rescues.

Thursday's visit continues a close partnership between the Smithtown Central School District and the Suffolk County Police Department.

SCPD Helicopter

students watching helicopter

students watching helicopter