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Cal Fire Copter 106

Cal Fire Alma Station, home of the Alma Helitack Crew and Cal Fire Copter 106.

 

In 1981, CalFire acquired 12 UH-1F helicopters from the Air Force. They were modified for fire fighting and used by CalFire until 1990 when they were replaced by newer, highly modified, Vietnam-era UH-1H helicopters.

 

Referred to as the “Super Huey”, CalFire has nine available statewide.

 

The pathway down to the helipad from the crew quarters. On a bench besides the walkway sits the wildland gear for the hand crew to don as they prepare to leave.

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Taken on August 4, 2011