Release: March 2001
Edition Quantity: 5,004
The Los Angeles County Fire Department currently maintains a fleet of eight helicopters; four Bell 412's three Bell 205's and one Bell 206. Each helicopter is capable of fulfilling the multi-mission role of medical response and transport, technical rescue, personnel transport and aerial firefighting.
The Bell 412 featured here, designated Copter 17, is fitted with a 360-gallon water tank for making aerial water drops and can respond with a crew of eight wild land firefighters. It is powered by two Pratt & Whitney power sections and has a four - blade main rotor system. It has a side mounted external rescue hoist with 250 feet of cable and is equipped with a high intensity 'night sun' lighting system for night search and rescue missions.
Copter 17 also serves as a Paramedic Air Squad and is equipped with an onboard oxygen and suction system, litters for two patients and is staffed by a pilot and two Firefighter paramedics. In 1999 the Department's Air Operations fleet responded to over 600 fires, 1,300 Emergency Medical Service (EMS) incidents and dropped over 1.2 million gallons of water and foam.
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