FCPD adjusts medical helicopter staffing after flight cancellations

Fairfax County police canceled three medical helicopter missions last week because no senior paramedics were available.

The Fairfax County Police Department operates the Medevac missions and must have a pilot and two paramedics — one of which must be a senior paramedic.

“While the Helicopter Division maintains senior paramedics strategically staffed across each shift to ensure 24/7 aeromedical response readiness, we are subject to the same unforeseen circumstances as anyone else,” FCPD said in a statement.

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