North American Helicopter’s aircraft are strategically located throughout the United States and the world by maintaining exercisable options as needed. We utilize the Bell 205A++ and Bell 212 for fast initial-attack on wildland fires. The copters are able to quickly deliver a nine-person fire crew wherever needed as well as battle fires with water/foam drops.

The copters are also utilized for medical evacuations, backfiring operations, (internal and external loads), infra-red mapping of incidents and numerous non-fire emergency missions.

Our crews are highly trained for “short-haul” rescues. A short-haul involves a crew-member being lowered from a hovering helicopter to an injured or trapped person below. Once hooked to a harness or stokes basket, the victim and crew-member are then carried a short distance to safety.