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:
Northwest
Source:
Whidbey Island Naval Air Station
Map Location:
Oak Harbor, WA
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
Knighthawk (MH-60S)

Knighthawk (MH-60S), photographer Tomas Del Coro from LV, NV
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.

Administrative Information:

None

Notes:

None

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Geographic Area:
Northwest
Source:
Washington National Guard
Map Location:
Joint Base Lewis-McChord
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
UH-60 A/L

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 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.

Administrative Information:

None

Notes:

None

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Geographic Area:
Northwest
Source:
US Forest Service
Map Location:
Wenatchee, WA
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
A-Star 350 B3

A-star (AS350 B3), photographer Bill Larkin
Recovery Device or Method:
Short-haul
FM Radio Programmable:
Yes
Ordering Procedure:

GACC

Administrative Information:

Procurement can be initiated by an MOU or Incident ā€œPā€ number.

Notes:

This aircraft is an Interagency Fire Exclusive-Use Resource. Available for long term assignments on national/regional incidents.

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Geographic Area:
Northwest
Source:
Snohomish County
Map Location:
Snohomish, WA
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
Bell 205 (UH-1H)

Bell 205 (UH-1H)
Recovery Device or Method:
Both (Hoist and Short-haul)
FM Radio Programmable:
No
Ordering Procedure:

GACC or 911 dispatch centers should coordinate through Washington Emergency Operations Center, phone #: 800-258-5990.

Administrative Information:

Snohomish County would be receptive to entering into an agreement that would allow pre-positioning of the aircraft closer to ongoing incidents in exchange for payment. For further information contact Sgt. Danny Wikstrom at 425-754-6780 (email: danny.wikstrom@snoco.org) or Chief pilot Bill Quistorf at 425-754-5489 (email: william.quistorf@snoco.org).

Notes:

Perform at 7000'/90 F is marginal.

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Geographic Area:
Northwest
Source:
Oregon National Guard
Map Location:
Salem, OR
Map Location Number:
2
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-60M)

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

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.

Administrative Information:

None

Notes:

None

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Geographic Area:
Northwest
Source:
National Park Service
Map Location:
Mount Rainier National Park
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
A-Star 350 B3

Recovery Device or Method:
Short-haul
FM Radio Programmable:
Yes
Ordering Procedure:

Call Mount Rainier Dispatch @ 360-569-6600 (0700-2000 operating hours) or
Puget Sound Interagency Coordinating Center @ 425-783-6150 (24-hours).

Administrative Information:

Procurement can be initiated by an MOU or Incident.

Notes:

This aircraft is a NPS All Hazard Exclusive-Use Resource. Upon request and approval available for long term assignments on national/regional all hazard incidents. Depending on daily short-haul staffing, response time may be less than 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.

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Geographic Area:
Northwest
Source:
King County Sheriff's Office
Map Location:
Renton, WA
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 407

Bell 407, photographer unknown
Recovery Device or Method:
Short-haul
FM Radio Programmable:
No
Ordering Procedure:

GACC or 911 dispatch centers should coordinate through Washington Emergency Operations Center, phone #: 800-258-5990.

Administrative Information:

Further discussion contact: Chief Pilot John Pugh - office #: 206-296-2740, cell #: 206-459-0533 or the Communications Center @ 206-296-3311.

Notes:

FM Radio Programmable notes: 800Mhz, VHF. Auxiliary fuel tank, FLIR, Nightsun, Becker Tracking System and video downlink.

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Geographic Area:
Northwest
Source:
King County Sheriff's Office
Map Location:
Renton, WA
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
Bell 205 (UH-1H)

Bell 205 (UH-1H)
Recovery Device or Method:
Hoist
FM Radio Programmable:
Yes
Ordering Procedure:

GACC or 911 dispatch centers should coordinate through Washington Emergency Operations Center, phone #: 800-258-5990.

Administrative Information:

Further discussion contact: Chief Pilot John Pugh - office #: 206-296-2740, cell #: 206-459-0533 or the Communications Center @ 206-296-3311.

Notes:

Perform at 7000'/90 F is marginal.

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Geographic Area:
Northwest
Source:
Coast Guard
Map Location:
North Bend, OR
Port Angeles, WA
Map Location Number:
1
4
Make & Model:
Note: Photo may be only a representation of the available helicopter and is not necessarily a photo of the actual helicopter
Dauphin (HH-65C)

Dauphin (HH-65C)
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.

Administrative Information:

Information provided by district # 13, Coast Guard Command Center (phone # 206-220-7001; email: D13.cc@uscg.mil).

Notes:

May be tasked for inland rescue by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center if no other resources are available. Seldom go east of the Interstate. Reluctant to put aircraft into active fire environment.

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Geographic Area:
Northwest
Source:
Coast Guard
Map Location:
Astoria, OR
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
Jayhawk (HH-60J)

Jayhawk (HH-60J), photographer Brandon Weeks
Recovery Device or Method:
Hoist
FM Radio Programmable:
Yes
Ordering Procedure:

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.

Administrative Information:

Information provided by district # 13, Coast Guard Command Center (phone # 206-220-7001).

Notes:

May be tasked for inland rescue by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center if no other resources are available. Seldom go east of the Interstate. Reluctant to put aircraft into active fire environment.

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Geographic Area:
Northwest
Source:
Air Force Survival School
Map Location:
Spokane, WA
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 212 (UH-1N)

Bell 212 (UH-1N)
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.

Administrative Information:

None

Notes:

None

This page was last modified on February 14, 2020