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:
Southern
Source:
Travis County Public Safety, Shock Trauma Air Rescue (STAR)
Map Location:
Austin, TX
Map Location Number:
1
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-1H

EC-145 Helicopter
Recovery Device or Method:
Both (Hoist and Short-haul)
FM Radio Programmable:
No
Ordering Procedure:

24 hour dispatch, 800 531-star.

Administrative Information:

None

Notes:

Performance at 7000'/90 F is marginal.

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Geographic Area:
Southern
Source:
Virginia State Police based in Chesterfield, VA (KFCI) and Abington, VA (KVJI)
Map Location:
Chesterfield, VA
Map Location Number:
16
Make & Model:
Note: Photo may be only a representation of the available helicopter and is not necessarily a photo of the actual helicopter
EC-145 (2 ea)

EC-145, photographer Bidgee
Recovery Device or Method:
Hoist
FM Radio Programmable:
Yes
Ordering Procedure:

Virginia State Police Dispatch (804-553-3420). Aviation Business hours (804-743-2234).

Administrative Information:

None

Notes:

State emergency response aircraft. Available for medical, SAR, FLIR, LE missions and hoist operations.

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Geographic Area:
Southern
Source:
Virginia State Police based at Chesterfield, VA (KFCI), Lynchburg, VA (KLYH) and Abington, VA (KVJI)
Map Location:
Chesterfield, VA
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
Bell 407 (4 ea)

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

Virginia State Police Dispatch (804-553-3420). Aviation Business hours (804-743-2234).

Administrative Information:

None

Notes:

State emergency response aircraft. Available for medical, SAR, FLIR, LE missions and hoist operations.

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Geographic Area:
Southern
Source:
Tennessee Highway Patrol Aviation Section
Map Location:
Nashville, TN
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
Bell UH-1H

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

THP Nashville Dispatch (615) 741-2060 or direct contact.
Direct contact: Sgt. Brad Lund Cell (615) 202-3678 Additional contact information #(865) 594-5798 THP Knoxville, TN.

Administrative Information:

None

Notes:

None

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Geographic Area:
Southern
Source:
Knox County Sheriff's Office
Map Location:
Knox County, TN
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
Bell/UH-1H

Bell/UH-1H
Recovery Device or Method:
Hoist
FM Radio Programmable:
No
Ordering Procedure:

Call Knox County E911 center (865-215-2444), Unit Commander Capt. Rick Trott (865-237-4700), or Aviation Unit Office (865-577-7195).

Administrative Information:

None

Notes:

Perform at 7000'/90 F no but performs at 6000'/85 F. Agency maintains Hoist & Rescue Operations only. There are no emergency medical personnel included as team members. Local EMS may be transported to the scene if requested by scene commander.

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Geographic Area:
Southern
Source:
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (Tamiami & Opa-locka airports)
Map Location:
Miami-Dade, FL
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
4-Bell 412 EP

Bell 412 EP, photographer Adrian Pingstone
Recovery Device or Method:
Hoist
FM Radio Programmable:
Yes
Ordering Procedure:

GACC or 911 dispatch centers should coordinate requests through 911 Miami-Dade County Dispatch.

Administrative Information:

None

Notes:

When you dial 911 from a land line in Miami-Dade County, it gets routed to the appropriate regional 911 receiving center. The address that you are calling from will automatically come up in the system, but the operator will ask you for the address anyway for verification, and in case the emergency is not at the exact location that you are calling from.

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Geographic Area:
Southern
Source:
Jacksonville Naval Air Station
Map Location:
Jacksonville, FL
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
Seahawk (MH-60R)

Seahawk (MH-60R)
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:
Southern
Source:
Army 5th Ranger Training Battalion
Map Location:
Dahlonega, GA
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
UH-72 (Eurocopter EC-145)

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

GACC or 911 dispatch centers should coordinate requests through Camp Frank D. Merrill phone #: 706-864-3367 (extension 5238 or 5234).

Administrative Information:

None

Notes:

Limited use. On standby for Army Ranger training battalion.

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Geographic Area:
Southern
Source:
Georgia State Patrol - Aviation
Map Location:
Kennesaw, GA
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
2-Bell 205 (UH-1H)

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

GACC or 911 coordinate request through Georgia State Patrol (404) 624-6077.

Administrative Information:

None

Notes:

Perform at 7000'/90 F is marginal. Inter-state response.

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Geographic Area:
Southern
Source:
Texas Department of Public Safety
Map Location:
Austin, TX
San Antonio, TX
Edenburg, TX
Laredo, TX
Map Location Number:
5
6
7
8
Make & Model:
Note: Photo may be only a representation of the available helicopter and is not necessarily a photo of the actual helicopter
3-A-star (AS 350 B3) Hoist, 1-Eurocopter (EC 145) Hoist, 11-A-Star (AS 350 B2) Short-Haul

Eurocopter, photographer Bidgee
Recovery Device or Method:
Both (Hoist and Short-haul)
FM Radio Programmable:
No
Ordering Procedure:

GACC or 911 dispatch centers should coordinate requests through TX DPS dispatch at phone #: 512-424-7391.
Additional contact Chief Pilot Bill Nabors 512-569-0531.

Administrative Information:

None

Notes:

FM Radio Programmable note: State mutual aid frequencies. TX DPS has a total of 15 helicopters, 4 with hoist capability and the remaining 11 (AS 350 B2’s) with short-haul capability. The referenced locations are for the current home base of the hoist aircraft only. Short-haul aircraft are pre-positioned across the state. Aircraft are re-positioned as needed, call for current locations.

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Geographic Area:
Southern
Source:
North Carolina National Guard/NC Helicopter & Aquatic Rescue Team (NCHART)
Map Location:
Salisbury, NC
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
Blackhawk (UH-60L)

Blackhawk (UH-60L), 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 through the North Carolina Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at phone #: 800-858-0368 (24-hour). They will coordinate through the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center (AFRCC).

Administrative Information:

None

Notes:

NCNG/NCHART can provide wilderness/water rescue using either hoist or short-haul.

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Geographic Area:
Southern
Source:
Coast Guard
Map Location:
Elizabeth City, NC
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:

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: Duty Officer, 252-335-6333 or 5th Coast Guard District, Portsmouth, VA, 757-398-6231.

Administrative Information:

None

Notes:

None

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Geographic Area:
Southern
Source:
Era Helicopters & Priority 1 Air Rescue
Map Location:
Houma, LA
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
Agusta Westland AW-139

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

Call 1-800-655-1414.

Administrative Information:

None

Notes:

These aircraft are available within their region for Ad Hoc Missions.

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