NCHART Training at Aquadale Quarry
Posted on May 10th, 2019
On May 8-10 Aquadale Quarry had the unique opportunity to host the North Carolina Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team (NCHART) for their yearly intensive training exercise. NCHART used 4 areas of our quarry for various training scenarios. Due to the unique location of our quarry they were able to simulate Swift water / flood rescue, wilderness, mountain, and high angle rescue. The NCHART program includes two different aircraft based on mission needs. The NC Army National Guard provides the UH-60 Blackhawk and UH-72 Lakota helicopters. In the photo above the UH-60 Blackhawk is simulating a mountain rescue. One of Hedrick’s own employees at Aquadale Bill Ingle is being lifted into the air as part of the training. NCHART is under the direction of the NC Emergency Management and deploys in times of crises. The HART team was used multiple times last year during Hurricane Florence and mountain rescues in the Linville Gorge Area.
For more information about HART go to: https://www.ncdps.gov/emergency-management/search-rescue/helo-aquatic-search-rescue