Interagency Emergency Helicopter Extraction Source List, PMS 512

The Interagency Emergency Helicopter Extraction Source List, PMS 512, 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) and/or extraction programs throughout the country. This document can be useful when filling in the "Emergency Contact Checklist" on the NWCG Aviation Mishap Response Guide and Checklist, PMS 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: Northern California

Geographic Area: Northern California
Source Map Location Map # Make & Model Ordering Procedure
CalFire (Northern) Bieber, CA, Kneeland, CA, Vina, CA, Howard Forest, CA, Boggs Mountain, CA, Columbia, CA, Alma, CA 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 11 Bell 205 (UH-1H) Restricted Super Huey

911 dispatch centers should coordinate requests through appropriate CA GACC.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, and 9 : North Ops Resources. They can be ordered through the normal ordering process Forest/ Units place to the GACC and GACC place with corresponding unit.

6, and 8: Order through normal ordering process. Forest/units place to GACC, GACC will place to San Andres ECC.

For Northern CA, contact ONC GACC (24 hour #): 530-226-2800. Southern CA, contact OSC GACC (24 hour #): 951-276-6725. Day missions only.

California National Guard Stockton, CA 9 11- Blackhawk (UH-60) @ Mather; 8- UH60 @ Los Alamitos; 10- CH47F @ Stockton

Hired through request for assistance to the National Interagency Coordination Center or CAL FIRE can hire though request for assistance through the Governor’s Office (CAL EMA). 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: Lt. Colonel Lou Carmona, (o) 916-854-1403 or (c) 916-439-3545.

Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District Air Operations McClellan, CA 13 2-Bell UH-1H (Fire Copter 1 and Fire Copter 2)

Contact: Dispatch @ (916) 228-3035, AC Mike Lozano @ (916) 616-2409, CAPT Grant Russell @ (916) 628-3254, or Chief Pilot Montie Vanlandingham @ (916) 628-3097. Agency considers rescue operations as a priority mission. Available for EMS transport (ALS Certified), SAR, and Wild Land Fire Operations. AFF Capable.

California Highway Patrol (Northern) Auburn, CA, Redding, CA 10, 11 Airbus AS350 B3

#23- Direct: 760 -240-8004/ After Hours: 760- 255-8760.

#24- CHP Com. Center: 916-861-1299

Air Ops. Office: 530-823-4535

#25- Office 559-488-4121/ Dispatch 559-441-5400

#26- Direct: 805-239-3553 / After Hours: 805-593-3344

#27- CHP Com. Center: 530-242-3210 (24 hrs./day)/

Air crew: 530-225-2040

#28- Indio Dispatch 760-772-8989

Unit request assistance when there is a medical emergency though 911 system.

#24, 27, & 28 They can be ordered through the normal ordering process Forest/ Units have in place. No mechanism for agency payment.

#24 & 28 – North Ops Resources #23, 25 & 26 CA Highway Patrol. #24 Can cross Nevada border for critical incidents. #26 Long-line short-haul: 1,660lb/FLIR/PA #27 Can cross Oregon border for critical rescue missions. Pilot-Sgt. Steve Young (Phone #: 503-225-2040)

Sonoma County Sheriff Sonoma, CA 8 Bell 407

This aircraft is dispatched through Redcom (Sonoma Co. Fire Dispatch) 707-576-1371.

Sanislaus County Sheriff's Department Modesto, CA 12 Bell Long Ranger 206L; 1-C30P/Bell 206B

Contact Chief Pilot/Detective Sergeant Rob Latapie at 209-404-2668 or 209-652-9472. Or Unit Commander Lt. Mike Parker at 209-652-8526. Or Sheriff'sDepartment Communications at 209-552-3914.

Coast Guard (Northern California) McKinleyville, CA Humboldt Bay 14 MH65D (AS365), 3 Aircraft assiged, 1 staffed 24/7

Sector Humboldt Bay Command Center, 707-839-6113