L.A. County Fire Adds Two Black Hawk Helicopters to Fleet

December 21, 2017

Photo via Alan Wilson/Wikimedia
Photo via Alan Wilson/Wikimedia

As wildfires continue to burn in Southern California, the Los Angeles County Fire Department is adding two Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawk helicopters to its fleet, the Santa Clarita Signal reported.

The two helicopters will join the department’s fleet of three S-70A Black Hawk helicopters and a few other helicopters in fighting fires, providing emergency medical transportation, and assisting with search and rescue operations.

LAFD’s new Black Hawks will be upfitted with a 1,000-gallon water tank, extended landing gear, a medically equipped interior, and a single pilot cockpit.

Although fires in Los Angeles county have been mostly contained, wildfires continue to burn surrounding areas. The Thomas Fire, which began Dec. 4, has burned over 272,000 acres in nearby Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties and is currently at 60% containment, according to Cal Fire.  

Comment On This Story

Comment: (Maximum 10000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.


Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Public Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Amin Amini from Verizon Connect will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Recent Topics

I am looking for a used bucket truck for around $50k for our traffic division. The only stringent requirement is the 50' bucket work...

View Topic

City of Houston positions: Mechanic Helper $ 13.53 to $ 14.95 Hourly Mechanic 1 $ 15.68 to $ 17.33 Hourly Mechanic 2 $...

View Topic

Fleet Documents

1117 Fleet Documents (and counting) to Download!

Sponsored by

Adding non-original equipment to a vehicle to change its operational capabilities.

Read more