National Wildfire Coordinating Group

California Highway Patrol (Northern)

Geographic Area:
Northern California
California Highway Patrol
Map Location:
Auburn, CA
Redding, CA
Map Location Number:
Make & Model:
Note: Photo may be only a representation of the available helicopter and is not necessarily a photo of the actual helicopter
Airbus AS350 B3

Airbus AS350 B3, photographer Bill Larkin
Recovery Device or Method:
FM Radio Programmable:
Ordering Procedure:

#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)

Administrative Information:

No mechanism of payment/agreement.


Rescue is a priority, but agency will not let the helicopter be on standby for a fire rescue/medivac. Helicopters are not available when on law enforcement missions. The helicopter could be working on incident and have a delayed response. Some helicopters will not respond to mountainous terrain at night if pilot has not seen the area in daylight.

This page was last modified on February 18, 2020