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Episode 173 Jason Segal, paramedic, hoist operator and rescue specialist – Live in the Vertical booth at HAI Heli Expo 2024

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In this episode of The Real ResQ Podcast, host Jason Quinn is live in the Vertical Booth at HAI Heli Expo 2024 with Jason Segal, paramedic, hoist operator and rescue specialist.

Segal grew up in the Los Angeles area, where he got his first taste of emergency response from his father, who was a firefighter medic. This influence paved the path for Segal’s journey into becoming a paramedic, marking the beginning of an extraordinary career in rescue operations.

Segal’s first patient was a diver who came up a little too fast and was required to be put into the decompression chamber. From there, Segal tells us a bunch of stories that stand out to him, including working with Lenny Cunningham in Louisiana on a call out for a motor vehicle crash.

Transitioning to the arid landscape of El Paso, Texas, Segal recounts a daring rescue operation involving the hoisting of a victim who had fallen over 100 feet.  Another rescue that stands out was when he was teaching and the agency asked him to help with the hoist recovery of a victim with a broken back.

As the conversation draws to a close, Segal provides insights into his current endeavors, collaborating with Vita Inclinada, and sheds light on the advancements made in their VRS system. He concludes with a reminder of the significance of “teachable moments,” encapsulating the essence of continuous learning and growth in the realm of rescue operations. Enjoy!

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