Local ODF Station Hosting Additional Helicopter this Fire Season

ODF Southwest Oregon District is now hosting a Type 2 helicopter from Intermountain Helicopters Inc. originally based out of Sonora, California and Cottage Grove, Oregon.

ODF remarked that this impressive resource arrived today, and will staging on one of the districts helipads.

It’s prepositioned here to be ready to respond to the next incident on a “Call When Needed” (CWN) basis. That means any metro fire agency can order it as a resource.

Officials say that having resources like this Type 2 helo in southern Oregon can make a huge difference when it comes to early season wildfires. Overall, ODF say they heavily rely on numerous local CWN air resources such as this one.

Courtesy of ODF

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