Orange County CA Fire Dept

Coulson Aviation enters Type 1 HeliTanker Program in USA

Coulson Aviation enters Type 1 HeliTanker Program in USA

30-Jul-2019Source: Coulson Aviation

Orange County Fire Authority in partnership with Southern California Edison (SCE) have contracted Coulson Aviation USA to bring its state of the art NVG aerial fire fighting program to the USA. “Edison is making significant investments to assist firefighting capabilities across our service area to protect our customers and communities from the ongoing threat of... Read more

New hydrant for firefighting helicopters may cut response time

New hydrant for firefighting helicopters may cut response time

18-Jun-2018Source: HeliHub.com

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

California feud could put patients at risk, says documents

California feud could put patients at risk, says documents

29-Jan-2018Source: HeliHub.com

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

Orange County Fire Authority selects Night Flight Training

Orange County Fire Authority selects Night Flight Training

16-May-2012Source: Night Flight Concepts

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

Orange County Fire Authority still not using helicopters at night

Orange County Fire Authority still not using helicopters at night

11-Oct-2009Source: Orange County Register

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.... Read more

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

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

30-Jun-2009Source: Fire Department Network News

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