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: Southern

Geographic Area: Southern
Source Map Location Map # Make & Model Ordering Procedure
Georgia State Patrol - Aviation Kennesaw, GA 9 2-Bell 205 (UH-1H)

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

Texas Department of Public Safety Austin, TX, San Antonio, TX, Edenburg, TX, Laredo, TX 5, 6, 7, 8 3-A-star (AS 350 B3) Hoist, 1-Eurocopter (EC 145) Hoist, 11-A-Star (AS 350 B2) Short-Haul

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.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (Tamiami & Opa-locka airports) Miami-Dade, FL 12 4-Bell 412 EP

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

Era Helicopters & Priority 1 Air Rescue Houma, LA 2 Agusta Westland AW-139

Call 1-800-655-1414.

Virginia State Police based at Chesterfield, VA (KFCI), Lynchburg, VA (KLYH) and Abington, VA (KVJI) Chesterfield, VA 15 Bell 407 (4 ea)

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

Tennessee Highway Patrol Aviation Section Nashville, TN 14 Bell UH-1H

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.

Knox County Sheriff's Office Knox County, TN 13 Bell/UH-1H

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

North Carolina National Guard/NC Helicopter & Aquatic Rescue Team (NCHART) Salisbury, NC 4 Blackhawk (UH-60L)

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).

Virginia State Police based in Chesterfield, VA (KFCI) and Abington, VA (KVJI) Chesterfield, VA 16 EC-145 (2 ea)

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

Travis County Public Safety, Shock Trauma Air Rescue (STAR) Austin, TX 1 Eurocopter (EC-145), UH-1H

24 hour dispatch, 800 531-star.

Coast Guard (North Carolina) Elizabeth City, NC 3 Jayhawk (HH-60J)

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.

Jacksonville Naval Air Station Jacksonville, FL 11 Seahawk (MH-60R)

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.

Army 5th Ranger Training Battalion Dahlonega, GA 10 UH-72 (Eurocopter EC-145)

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