Within civilian firefighting, there has been an increased need for helicopters to extract people in danger from high rise buildings. Most memorable were the needs presented during 9/11 and the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire in London.
Helicopters are limited to only extracting people from the roof due to the threat of hitting the rotors on the building. However, with the LSS-LA, civilian rescue aircraft will have ability to use the fans to swing a hoist outside the radius of the helicopter blades and into a building to save someone mid-way up a high rise or on the face of a cliff. The LSS-LA will provide a rescuer greater access to the patient in a rapid fashion enabling them to save countless lives during technical accidents.