Interagency Emergency Helicopter Extraction Source List, PMS 512

The Interagency Emergency Helicopter Extraction Source List provides incident management and coordination system personnel with a national list of emergency helicopter extraction availability and capability. This source list is compiled from federal, state, municipal governments, military, and Emergency Medical Response (EMS) programs throughout the country. This document can be useful when filling in the "Emergency Contact Checklist" on the Interagency Mishap Response Guide & Checklist, PMS 503, available at https://www.nwcg.gov/publications/503.Emergency helicopter extraction is used to insert emergency response personnel and/or extract critically injured personnel from remote or inaccessible locations. Incident management and coordination system personnel should take the time to understand the capabilities and limitations of helicopter extraction. Read our background and consideration information section including ordering resources and mission planning.
Geographic Area:
Eastern
Source:
Iowa Army National Guard
Map Location:
Waterloo, Iowa
Map Location Number:
14
Make & Model:
Note: Photo may be only a representation of the available helicopter and is not necessarily a photo of the actual helicopter
Blackhawk (Uh-60) A+L

Blackhawk (Uh-60) A+L, photographer Tomas Del Coro from LV, NV
Recovery Device or Method:
Hoist
FM Radio Programmable:
No
Ordering Procedure:

GACC or 911 dispatch center should coordinate requests for military, Coast Guard, and National Guard resources through the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center (AFRCC) at phone # 800-851-3051.
Iowa ARNG contact LTC Timothy Eich office (319) 234-1372.

Administrative Information:

PAYMENT contact Joint Operations Center (515) 252-4710.

Notes:

Aircraft fitted with IR capabilities and may be available. National Guard has the Immediate Response Authority for life, limb, or eyesight.

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Geographic Area:
Eastern
Source:
Iowa Army National Guard
Map Location:
Waterloo, Iowa
Map Location Number:
13
Make & Model:
Note: Photo may be only a representation of the available helicopter and is not necessarily a photo of the actual helicopter
Lakota (UH-72) (Eurocopter EC0145)

Lakota (UH-72) (Eurocopter EC0145)
Recovery Device or Method:
Hoist
FM Radio Programmable:
Yes
Ordering Procedure:

GACC or 911 dispatch center should coordinate requests for military, Coast Guard, and National Guard resources through the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center (AFRCC) at phone # 800-851-3051.
Iowa ARNG contact LTC Timothy Eich office (319) 234-1372.

Administrative Information:

PAYMENT contact Joint Operations Center (515) 252-4710.

Notes:

Aircraft fitted with IR capabilities and may be available. National Guard has the Immediate Response Authority for life, limb or eyesight.

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Geographic Area:
Eastern
Source:
U.S. Park Police
Map Location:
Washington DC
Map Location Number:
7
Make & Model:
Note: Photo may be only a representation of the available helicopter and is not necessarily a photo of the actual helicopter
Bell 412EP (2) and Bell 206 L3

Bell 412EP helicopter
Recovery Device or Method:
Hoist
FM Radio Programmable:
Yes
Ordering Procedure:

24 hour dispatch 202-610-7500.
Emergency Communication Center 202-610-7515.
Direct Contact: 202-690-0738. 

Administrative Information:

For PAYMENT contact Sgt. Ken Burchell 202-690-0738.

Notes:

Performance at 7000'/90 F is marginal.

Capabilities: Search & Rescue, Law Enforcement, Medevac, High-risk Prisoner Transport, FLIR, NVGs mid 2018.

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Geographic Area:
Eastern
Source:
PA Army National Guard
Map Location:
Fort Indiantown Gap, PA
Map Location Number:
15
Make & Model:
Note: Photo may be only a representation of the available helicopter and is not necessarily a photo of the actual helicopter
CH-47

CH-47, photographer Adrian Pingstone
Recovery Device or Method:
Hoist
FM Radio Programmable:
Yes
Ordering Procedure:

GACC Contact State Aviation Officer, then SAO will contact PA Emergency Management Agency (PEMA), then PEMA will contact Guard unit.
National Guard has the Immediate Response Authority for life, limb or eyesight: 717-861-8500.

Administrative Information:

PAYMENT contact the State Aviation Officer (SAO) Main Base.

Notes:

Availability determined by activities at the time.

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Geographic Area:
Eastern
Source:
Maine Forest Rangers
Map Location:
Maine Forest Service
Map Location Number:
12
Make & Model:
Note: Photo may be only a representation of the available helicopter and is not necessarily a photo of the actual helicopter
Bell 407/Bell UH-1H (5)

Bell 407, photographer unknown
Recovery Device or Method:
Short-haul
FM Radio Programmable:
Yes
Ordering Procedure:

Maine Forest Service Dispatch : (207) 827-1800.

 

Administrative Information:

For PAYMENT contact John Crowley (207) 827-1800.

Notes:

Chief Ranger Pilot: John Crowley.

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Geographic Area:
Eastern
Source:
WI Army National Guard
Map Location:
West Bend, WI (Located at Army Aviation Support Facility #1)
Map Location Number:
11
Make & Model:
Note: Photo may be only a representation of the available helicopter and is not necessarily a photo of the actual helicopter
Eurocopter EC-145 (UH-72/LUH)

Eurocopter EC-145 (UH-72/LUH), photographer Bidgee
Recovery Device or Method:
Hoist
FM Radio Programmable:
Yes
Ordering Procedure:

GACC or 911 dispatch center should coordinate requests for military, Coast Guard, and National Guard resources through the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center (AFRCC) at phone #800-851-3051.
WI ANG contacts: Colonel Steven Watkins (608)807-8127. Secondary: LT. Colonel Brosig (608) 630-2677.

Administrative Information:

For PAYMENT contact Sgt. Caitlin Heinzen at 608-242-3142.

Notes:

None

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Geographic Area:
Eastern
Source:
WI Army National Guard
Map Location:
West Bend, WI (Located at Army Aviation Support Facility #1)
Map Location Number:
10
Make & Model:
Note: Photo may be only a representation of the available helicopter and is not necessarily a photo of the actual helicopter
Blackhawk (UH-60 A/L)

Blackhawk (UH-60 A/L), photographer Tomas Del Coro from LV, NV
Recovery Device or Method:
Hoist
FM Radio Programmable:
Yes
Ordering Procedure:

GACC or 911 dispatch center should coordinate requests for military,Coast Guard and National Guard resources through the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center (AFRCC) at phone #800-851-3051.
WI ANG contacts: Colonel Steven Watkins (608)807-8127. Secondary: LT. Colonel Brosig (608) 630-2677.

Administrative Information:

For PAYMENT contact Sgt. Caitlin Heinzen at 608-242-3142.

Notes:

None

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Geographic Area:
Eastern
Source:
Maine National Guard
Map Location:
Bangor, ME
Map Location Number:
9
Make & Model:
Note: Photo may be only a representation of the available helicopter and is not necessarily a photo of the actual helicopter
Bell 412

Bell 412, photographer Adrian Pingstone
Recovery Device or Method:
Hoist
FM Radio Programmable:
No
Ordering Procedure:

GACC or 911 dispatch centers should coordinate requests for military,Coast Guard, and National Guard resources through the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center (AFRCC) at phone #: 800-851-3051.
Direct contact :LTCol Brian Veneziano (207)-735-1101 24 hour number is (207) 735-1150 or 1199 (base security).

Administrative Information:

None

Notes:

Availability determined by overseas deployments.

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Geographic Area:
Eastern
Source:
New York State Police
Map Location:
New York Statewide (13 helicopters)
Map Location Number:
8
Make & Model:
Note: Photo may be only a representation of the available helicopter and is not necessarily a photo of the actual helicopter
Bell 430/407 UH-1 (external only)

Bell 430, photographer Jessica Bowling
Recovery Device or Method:
Hoist
FM Radio Programmable:
Yes
Ordering Procedure:

GACC or 911 dispatch centers should coordinate requests through NewYork State 911 number.
Aviation Primary Dispatch Phone: 518-242-4500.

Administrative Information:

For PAYMENT contact Chief Pilot John Heely 518-242-4500.

Notes:

Performance at 7000'/90 F is marginal. New York State Police has 11 helicopters throughout the state located at 5 stations: Albany, Saranac Lake, Newburgh, Syracuse, and Batavia.

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Geographic Area:
Eastern
Source:
Maryland State Police
Map Location:
Maryland Statewide (8 helicopters)
Map Location Number:
6
Make & Model:
Note: Photo may be only a representation of the available helicopter and is not necessarily a photo of the actual helicopter
(10) AW-139

AW-139, photographer BoH
Recovery Device or Method:
Hoist
FM Radio Programmable:
Yes
Ordering Procedure:

GACC or 911 dispatch center should coordinate requests through MSP SYSCOM Dispatch: 800-468-5090 or 410-706-8080/81/82.
Aviation Dispatch Command: (410)783-7525.

Administrative Information:

For PAYMENT contact Keith McMinn at (410)783-7525. (email keith.mcminn@maryland.gov).

Notes:

Maryland State Police (MSP) has 10 helicopters throughout the state located at: Baltimore, Forestville, Frederick, Salisbury, Eaton, California and Cumberland, MD.

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Geographic Area:
Eastern
Source:
Pennsylvania National Guard
Map Location:
Fort Indiantown Gap, PA
Map Location Number:
5
Make & Model:
Note: Photo may be only a representation of the available helicopter and is not necessarily a photo of the actual helicopter
Blackhawk (UH-60)

Blackhawk (UH-60), photographer Tomas Del Coro from LV, NV
Recovery Device or Method:
Hoist
FM Radio Programmable:
Yes
Ordering Procedure:

GACC Contact State Aviation Officer (SAO), then SAO will contact PA Emergency Management Agency (PEMA), then PEMA will contact Guard unit.
Main Base: 717-861-8500.

Administrative Information:

None

Notes:

Availability determined by activities at the time.

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Geographic Area:
Eastern
Source:
Coast Guard
Map Location:
Traverse City, MI
Map Location Number:
4
Make & Model:
Note: Photo may be only a representation of the available helicopter and is not necessarily a photo of the actual helicopter
4 Dolphins (Dauphin HH-65C)

Dauphin HH-65C
Recovery Device or Method:
Hoist
FM Radio Programmable:
Yes
Ordering Procedure:

GACC or 911 dispatch centers should coordinate requests for military,Coast Guard, and National Guard resources through the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center (AFRCC) at phone #: 800-851-3051.
Direct contact : Officer on Duty, 231-922-8210.

Administrative Information:

PAYMENT: Officer on Duty, 231-922-8210.

Notes:

May be tasked for inland rescue by the Air Force Rescue CoordinationCenter if no other resources are available. Available in Great Lakes area on case-by-case basis.

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Geographic Area:
Eastern
Source:
Minnesota National Guard
Map Location:
St. Cloud, MN
Map Location Number:
3
Make & Model:
Note: Photo may be only a representation of the available helicopter and is not necessarily a photo of the actual helicopter
Blackhawk (UH-60L)

Blackhawk (UH-60), submitted by MN National Guard
Recovery Device or Method:
Hoist
FM Radio Programmable:
Yes
Ordering Procedure:

Coordinate requests for National Guard resources through the Air Force Rescue Coordination at 1-800-851-3051. MN DNR contact Darren Neuman, o.218-322-2722 / c.218-244-5286. MN ARNG contact MAJ Jeremy DeGier o.651-282-4185/c.320-247-2611.

Administrative Information:

None

Notes:

None

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Geographic Area:
Eastern
Source:
Minnesota State Patrol
Map Location:
Saint Paul, MN
Aitkin, MN
Map Location Number:
1
2
Make & Model:
Note: Photo may be only a representation of the available helicopter and is not necessarily a photo of the actual helicopter
Bell 407 & Bell L4

Bell 407, photographer unknown
Recovery Device or Method:
Short-haul
FM Radio Programmable:
Yes
Ordering Procedure:

GACC or 911 dispatch centers should coordinate requests through DPS Dispatch: 651-582-1509.

Administrative Information:

Payment / Direct Contact: Captain Matt Nelson office (651) 539-1301.

Notes:

Response time is approximately 1 hour from Aitkin, 2 hours from Saint Paul to Ely Air Attack Base, Superior NF.

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