Army Helicopter Evacuations (Flood of 2013)

Army Helicopter Evacuations (Flood of 2013)
Bart, Keith, interviewee; Carlson, Eric, interviewee; Smith, Tyler, interviewee; Schmidt, Staff Sgt., interviewee; Kiefer, Richard, interviewer;
Date Recorded:
13 June 2014
Date digitized:
13 June 2014
Length of interview:
25 minutes, 1 second

Army helicopter pilots and crew members from Fort Carson who took part in the evacuation mission during the Boulder flood in 2013 speak with KGNU’s Richard Kiefer. They describe the equipment used, the conditions under which the evacuations took place, the large number of people and pets that they air-lifted, and coordination with local personnel. They compare the Boulder flood operations to the search and rescue mission after Hurricane Katrina. They also talk about their love of their jobs, as well as their education, training, and advancement within the military.

Emergency management Colorado Boulder County
Evacuation of civilians Colorado Boulder County
Floods Colorado Boulder County
United States Army search and rescue operations
Military helicopters
Original Format:
digital audio
This interview is part of a series that was originally recorded and broadcast on the KGNU radio show, “A Public Affair.”
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