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Mining Awareness +

NRC SAFER
The first tier of the SAFER plan is established through PEICo contracts with commercial heavy-lift helicopter vendors for “first call out of services.” With this type of contract, the vendors are not obligated to support SAFER’s response, and helicopter availability is dependent on the utilization and deployment location of the vendor’s fleet of helicopters at the time the request is made.

The second tier of the SAFER plan is to request State helicopter resources (National Guard or other) via the site’s State emergency response organizations

The third tier of helicopter support is for the site to request Federal helicopter resources…” (See more below.)

All of the above may have other priorities, such as rescuing people and air-lifting to medical facilities. This is especially true for the National Guard and Military. Precious time will be wasted calling the vendors. The utilities should have their own…

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