The Helicopter Coordinator (HLCO) coordinates helicopter mission(s) and incident airspace, manages incident air traffic, and is the link between ground personnel and incident aircraft. The HLCO is an airborne firefighter who coordinates, assigns, and evaluates the use of aerial resources in support of incident objectives. The HLCO reports to an Air Operations Branch Director (AOBD), Air Tactical Group Supervisor (ATGS), or Operations Section Chief (OSC) on Type 1, 2, or 3 incidents. The HLCO works in the Air Operations functional area.
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