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 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 California

Geographic Area: Southern California
Source Map Location Map # Make & Model Ordering Procedure
CalFire (Southern) Bear Valley, CA, Gillespie, CA, Hemet Ryan, CA, Prado, CA 1, 2, 3, 4 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.

Cal Fire has helicopter bases throughout CA and is available for emergency use determined by location and need. 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 Army National Guard Mather, CA, Los Alamitos, CA 11, 12 1- 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. : Can take up to 24 hours to mobilize depending on the request.

California Highway Patrol (Southern) Apple Valley, CA, Fresno, CA, Paso Robles, CA, Thermal, CA 15, 16, 17, 18 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.

Pilot-Sgt. Steve Young (Phone #: 503-225-2040)

Kern County Fire Department Keene Helibase, 8 miles west of Tehachapi Municipal Airport 7 2-Bell (UH-1H) Restricted Super Hueys, H-407 & H-408

CAL FIRE: Units place order to the GACC and GACC can go direct to Kern Co.

Federal: Units place order to the GACC. H408 and H407 are statused with South Ops daily

Contact: ECC at 661-861-2521 (dispatch available 24 hours). Rescue crew: pilot, Hoist operator, rescuer, safety. Available with Helitack crew to run Night Helibase ops.

LA County Fire Lancaster, CA, Brackett Airport - LaVerne/Pomona, CA, Malibu, CA, Fire Camp 9 (Sylmar), CA, Barton Heliport Pacoima-Whiteman Airport, CA 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 S70A Firehawk

LA County Fire Dispatch 1-323-881-6183.

CAL FIRE: Units place order to the GACC and GACC can go direct to Los Angeles Co.

Federal: Units place order to the GACC.

National Park Service (Sequoia-Kings Canyon) Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park 6 A-Star (AS-350 B3)

Contact: Southern California Geographic Area Coordination Center (OSC) 951-276-6725, or CA-KNP 24hr Dispatch, 559-565-3195, or normal hour’s fire dispatch 559-565-3164. Order through normal ordering procedures. Forest/unit place to GACC, GACC will place to Sequoia/Kings ECC.

National Park Service (Yosemite) Yosemite NP 5 Bell 205

Contact: Yosemite Dispatch, 209-379-1999. Order through normal ordering process. Forest/unit place to GACC, GACC will place to Yosemite ECC.

Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake/VX-31 SAR Ridgecrest, CA 24 MH-60S (Blackhawk)

GACC or 911 dispatch centers should coordinate requests for military through the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center (AFRCC) at phone #: 800-851-3051.


In parallel with previous ordering procedures, requesting agency can call 760-939-0690 (primary) or 760-382-8938 (secondary mobile) to quickly ascertain response time and aircraft maintenance status. If during the week, aircraft may be airborne and have reduced response time. If no answer on primary, do not leave a message; call secondary number 24/7.Chief Pilot also available 24/7, Eugene Bolton (619) 723-0131.

Orange County Fire Authority Orange County, CA 13 Bell 412 EP

Contact OCFA Emergency Command Center for availability 714-573-6500.

CAL FIRE: Units place order to the GACC and GACC can go direct to Orange Co ECC.

Federal: Units place order to the GACC.

San Bernardino Sheriff #1 San Bernardino, CA 10 1-UH1H Super Huey, 1-Bell 212

0800-1700 hrs: Sheriff’s Aviation (909)252-4100,

1700-0800 hrs: Sheriff’s Dispatch (909)356-9652.

San Bernardino Sheriff #2 San Bernardino, CA 10 6 A-Star (AS350 B3)

0800-1700 hrs: Sheriff’s Aviation (909)252-4100.

1700-0800 hrs: Sheriff’s Dispatch (909)356-9652.

San Diego Fire Rescue Department San Diego, CA 14 Bell 212 HP, 412 EP

GACC or 911 or SDFD Dispatch Center @ 858-974-9891.

CAL FIRE: Units place order to the GACC and GACC can go direct to San Diego Co.

Federal: Units place order to the GACC.

Santa Barbara County Fire Department Santa Ynez, CA 8 1-Bell (UH-1H) Restricted

CAL FIRE: Units place order to the GACC and GACC can go direct to Santa Barbara Co ECC.

Federal: Units place order to the GACC.

Ventura County Fire Department Camarillo, CA 9 1-Bell 205, 2-Bell UH1H, 1-Bell- 212HP, 1-Bell 206 L1 FLIR

CAL FIRE: Units place order to the GACC and GACC can go direct to Ventura Co ECC.

Federal: Units place order to the GACC.