CalFire (Southern)

Geographic Area:
Southern California
Map Location:
Bear Valley, CA
Gillespie, CA
Hemet Ryan, CA
Prado, 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
11 Bell 205 (UH-1H) Restricted Super Huey

Bell 205 (UH-1H) Restricted Super Huey, photographer Alan Radacki
Recovery Device or Method:
FM Radio Programmable:
Ordering Procedure:

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.

Administrative Information:

Payment through normal ordering process.


Rescue is a priority, but the agency will not let the helicopter sit on standby on a fire for rescue/medivac only. The helicopter could be working on incident and have a delayed response.

This page was last modified on February 14, 2020