According to their website, Eagle One is designed as an on-call, mission-ready task force unit fulfilling the need for necessary air support. All members who staff the 24-hour a day, 365-day a year operation are volunteers. No individuals or municipalities are charged for their service.
All state and local agencies or personnel can utilize the cost effectiveness and outstanding resources of Eagle One.
Brookfield Police Department arranged with Eagle One Air Commander Tom O’Halloran to provide training on the unit and instruct the town’s emergency personnel on the requirements for utilizing the air unit should the need arise.
Locally, Eagle One was able to assist the New Milford Police Department with a recent search operation at Lovers Leap State Park and in Coventry where Eagle One located a man who was missing in the woods for two and a half days.
Eagle One is used for:
- Surveillance and Photographic Missions
- Counter Drug Missions
- Special Operations Drills, Orientations and Training
- Search and Rescue of lost boats and missing persons
- Hi-Angle and Cold Water Rescues
- Aerial Command and Control for critical incident management
- Nighttime Lighting of Accident Scenes/Traffic Control
- Assisting Special Teams
- Community and Educational Events
- Disaster Relief/Environmental Support
This post was based off a press release issued by the Brookfield Police Department.