Interagency Emergency Helicopter Extraction Source List, PMS 512
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
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|San Bernardino Sheriff #1||San Bernardino, CA||10||1-UH1H Super Huey, 1-Bell 212|
0800-1700 hrs: Sheriff’s Aviation (909)252-4100,
|San Bernardino Sheriff #2||San Bernardino, CA||10||6 A-Star (AS350 B3)|
0800-1700 hrs: Sheriff’s Aviation (909)252-4100.
|San Diego Fire Rescue Department||San Diego, CA||14||Bell 212 HP, 412 EP|
GACC or 911 or SDFD Dispatch Center @ 858-974-9891.
|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.
|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.