usa Ventura County Aviation Unit

State of California


VCSD :

   







ventura county sheriff department

Established 1971 by Sheriff Office, the VCSD Aviation Unit started with one Bell 47 and grow to nowadays four Hueys ( 205, UH-1H, HH-1H and 212 ) and three Black Hawk helicopters.

In 2009, the Fire District and Sheriff's Office entered into an agreement in which the Unit became a joint venture.

Flight crews are trained in night vision goggle operation, scuba diving, swift water rescue, and emergency medical procedures. They are supplemented on medical/rescue missions by qualified medical personnel consisting of physicians, nurses, and paramedics. Typical missions for the Air Unit includes:

- Search and rescue missions including mountain and water rescue
- Support for agencies such as the U.S. Coast Guard, State Lifeguards, etc
- Emergency medical services (EMS) flights
- Firefighting
- Surveillance
- Crime scene photo flights
- Marijuana eradication
- Patrol support missions


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News of Ventura County Aviation Unit


AFI 4700 RoadRunner for Ventura County Firehawk, 17-Mar-19 : #avionics Astronautics provides its AFI 4700 RoadRunner Electronic Flight Instruments (EFIs) to United Rotorcraft for installation on two HH-60L Black Hawk recently acquired by the Ventura County Fire Department (VCFD) and converted into Firehawks

Ventura County First Black Hawk, 03-Dec-18 : #BlackHawk Ventura County’s first Black Hawk was returned to Sikorsky for a scheduled maintenance

Air Methods to Customize Ventura County Firehawks, 25-Aug-18 : #firefighting United Rotorcraft, part of Air Methods, will convert to the Firehawk configuration two ex US Army HH-60L MedEvac Black Hawks bought by the Ventura County Fire Department in California

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Locations


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Models

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YearsModels
Bell 205A
Bell 205A-1
Bell 206L-1 Long Ranger
Bell 206L-3 Long Ranger
Bell 212
Bell 214B
Bell HH-1H Iroquois
Bell HH-1K Iroquois
Bell UH-1H Iroquois
Sikorsky UH-60L Black Hawk






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