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New hydrant for firefighting helicopters may cut response time

New hydrant for firefighting helicopters may cut response time

The Orange County Fire Authority are in a test period with their new technology that can save response time during a fire fighting operation. Together with Anaheim Fire and Rescue, they are field testing in Anaheim Hills. On top of a 1,700 gallon water tank, the Remotely Activated Snorkel Site opens the water valves to… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Jun-18

California feud could put patients at risk, says documents

California feud could put patients at risk, says documents

Conflict between the Orange County Sheriff’s Department and Orange County Fire Authority has risen to a new high. The arguments over who should transport a patient or victim has escalated to the point that it is affecting the care these patients receive. A letter by the Emergency Medical Services described how the argument over an… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Jan-18

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Orange County Fire Authority selects Night Flight Training

Orange County Fire Authority selects Night Flight Training

Leading night vision imaging system (NVIS) solution provider Night Flight Concepts is pleased to announce the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) has contracted to use NVIOâ„¢ Night Vision Goggle (NVG) Computer-Based Training (CBT) for Initial and Recurrent training of flight crews to ensure readiness in night operations. “The use of night vision goggles has really… Read more »

Source: Night Flight Concepts, 16-May-12

Orange County Fire Authority still not using helicopters at night

Sixteen months after the decision to order the night-vision technology, the equipment is ready. The helicopter crews are trained. But they remain tucked in at night in the midst of fire season.

Source: Orange County Register, 11-Oct-09

Orange County Fire Authority Premier SkyBOOKS Lite User

Source: Skybooks, 22-Jul-09

Profile: Orange County Fire Authority’s New Bell 412s

Source: Fire Department Network News, 30-Jun-09

New Bell 412EP for Orange County Fire Authority to feature at Heli-Expo 2009

Source: Orange County Fire Authority, 18-Feb-09