Story Volunteer Fire Department trains for mountain incident, life flight transport

(Story, Wyo.) — Imagine you are up Penrose Trail. You sprain your ankle—or worse, you are in a four-wheeling accident. The 12 volunteers on the Story Volunteer Fire Department want to be prepared to do whatever it takes to get you safely off the mountain. And if necessary, into a life flight transport. Every year, the SVFD responds to emergencies in the Bighorns. On Wednesday, the volunteer responders gathered in the park near the Story Fish Hatchery to prepare. They got out new their equipment, including a fast splint cart that can carry people up and down rutted mountain trails, and even called in Wyoming Life Flight to learn how to load patients into the helicopter. "Not too long ago, we had to life flight someone off of the interstate," Deputy Fire Chief Heather Watt said. "We knew how to do that because we have done these trainings." [image: FullSizeRender (36).jpg][image: IMG_8286.JPG][image: FullSizeRender (34).jpg][image: FullSizeRender (31).jpg][image: FullSizeRender (32).jpg] #dally #news