With their arrival today at the Barton Heliport in Pacoima, the Los Angeles County Fire Department has two new Firehawk helicopters fully equipped and ready to go. Both of the ships, Helicopters 21 and 22, were converted by Colorado company United Rotorcraft into firefighting machines, with extended landing gear, 1,000 gallon firefighting tanks, and retractable snorkel systems. H-21 was in California last winter, went back to Colorado to finish the conversion, then came back with it’s sister ship, H-22, today August 4.
Now the LACoFD has 10 helicopters, 5 Firehawks and five Bell 412 ships.
The Department announced in July of last year that they were going to buy two more Firehawks.
Last year we wrote about 14 things to know about Los Angeles County Fire Department Air Operations.
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Author: Bill Gabbert
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