National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Interagency Emergency Helicopter Extraction Source List, PMS 512

Geographic Area: Northern California
Source Map Location Map # Make & Model Order Response Time Ordering Procedure
Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District Air Operations McClellan, CA – MCC Sacramento McClellan Airport 13 2-Bell UH-1H (Fire Copter 1 and Fire Copter 2) 15 minutes


Contact Dispatch Phone Number (916)228-3035 Agency considers rescue operations as a priority mission. EMS transport (ALS).

California National Guard Stockton, CA 9 11- Blackhawk (UH-60) @ Mather; 8- UH60 @ Los Alamitos; 10- CH47F @ Stockton 2-3 hours

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.

Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department Modesto, CA – Modesto City-County-Harry Sham Field Airport 12 Bell 206L1-C30P, Bell 407 GXP 20 minutes


SGT Martin Machado work-(209) 652-5799 Cell-(209) 324-5174

Coast Guard (Northern California) McKinleyville, CA Humboldt Bay 14 3- MH65E Assigned 1 staffed 24/7 30 minute call to launch


POC Sector Humboldt Bay Command Center Phone Number 707-839-6113

CalFire (Northern) Bieber, CA, Kneeland, CA, Vina, CA, Howard Forest (Willits), CA, Boggs Mountain (Middletown), CA, Columbia, CA, Alma (Los Gatos), CA 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 5- Blackhawk S70Is, 2-Bell 205 UH-1H Restricted Super Huey. UH-1H at 1 and 2. S70i at 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. 30 minutes


911 dispatch centers should coordinate requests through appropriate CA GACC.



UH-1H at 1, 2. S70i at 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.



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

Sonoma County Sheriff Sonoma, CA 8 Bell 407 GXP 30 minutes


This aircraft is dispatched through Redcom (Sonoma Co. Fire Dispatch) 707-576-1371.

California Highway Patrol (Northern) Auburn, CA, Redding, CA 10, 11 Airbus AS350 B3 Varies

#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)