Helitack

Helitack refers to "helicopter-delivered fire resources", and is the system of managing and using helicopters and their crews to perform aerial firefighting and other firefighting duties, primarily initial attack on wildfires. Helitack crews are used to attack a wildfire and gain early control of it, especially when inaccessibility would make it difficult or impossible for ground crews to respond in the same amount of time.

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Helitack - Images
... USFS photo by Jim Akerman Bell 205A-1, callsign Helitack 140 and helitack crew ready to go Sioux Lookout, Ontario, 1995 S-58T, callsign Helitack 169, ready to head to a project fire, Dryden, Ontario 1995 Helitack 140 ... Cobra nose is in the foreground LA County Fire S-70A Firehawk CDF Bell 205 from the Bieber Helitack crew Kern County Bell 205A++ Super Huey dropping water A Eurocopter Ecureuil dips ...
CDF Aviation Management Program - History - CDF Helicopter Program
... the Division of Forestry decided to experiment with a small, skilled initial attack, or "helitack" crew to be transported by helicopter to increase ... Six helitack bases were established in the early 1970s ... A typical CDF helitack crew which responded with the helicopter consisted of one fire captain and two to three seasonal firefighters ...
Hemet-Ryan Airport - Ryan Air Attack - History of Ryan Air Attack
... In 1977 Cal Fire began a two-week pilot helitack program utilizing a contracted helicopter ... The success of this pilot program brought on line the Hemet-Ryan Helitack Base using a full time contract helicopter staffed with three captains and nine firefighters ... larger Bell UH-1H helicopters with Hemet-Ryan Helitack receiving one of the first buildups ...
Howard Forest Station - Helitack Base
... The Howard Forest Helitack Base crew includes two pilots, four fire captains, two Fire Apparatus Engineers and twelve seasonal firefighters ... The helitack crew logs an average of 412 flight hours per year and responds to both fires and medical emergencies ... When CAL Fire began to develop a helitack program in 1970, it was decided that helitack bases would be established in areas where they could most easily protect high-value timberlands ...
Alma, California - Alma Helitack Base
... CAL FIRE operates one of its 11 helitack bases near the site of the former town ... Alma Helitack Base houses one helicopter and one fire engine ...