Podcast Episode December 4, 2023

Episode 93 | Wilderness Emergency Rescue

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In today’s episode of the Backpacking Light podcast, we’re going to talk about wilderness emergency rescue from the very different and unique perspective of an air ambulance service operating in the Canadian Wilderness.

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Interview with Miles Randell of TEAAM Aeromedical

Our guest this week is Miles Randell. Miles is the president of TEAAM Aeromedical, a very unique aeromedical rescue program operating in Canada. Miles and his staff are very experienced technicians in the areas of emergency services, advanced life support, and wilderness rescue. TEAAM is a nonprofit, membership-based organization that provides a pretty unique service to its members that has the potential to radically change how people are treated, rescued, and transported in wilderness emergency situations.

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    In today’s episode of the Backpacking Light podcast, we’re going to talk about wilderness emergency rescue from the very different and unique perspective of an air ambulance service operating in the Canadian Wilderness.

    Ryan Jordan


    Locale: Central Rockies

    It’s pretty interesting to think about how an air ambulance service can operate in a place like Canada vs. the US.

    In the US, the primary “gatekeeper” / authority is often the county sheriff (who controls SAR resources) rather than the land management agency (who definitely plays a huge role, especially in NP’s and wilderness areas). But in Canada, the land management agency seems to have more flexibility in working directly with orgs like TEAMM, which can put individuals directly in contact with the air ambulance service for faster rescue and better-qualified first responders.

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