Monday, 20 September 2021

Cal Fire to hold helicopter and air rescue training in Mendocino County starting April 26

NORTH COAST, Calif. – Cal Fire’s Mendocino Unit will be conducting basic helicopter operations and safety and air rescue training in the areas of Lake Mendocino and Ridgewood Ranch.

Training will be conducted periodically between the dates of April 26 and Aug. 1.

The aircraft will be training in the Lake Mendocino, Ukiah Valley and Ridgewood Ranch (Golden Rule) and surrounding areas, at various days and times of the day.

This training for Cal Fire MEU Helicopter 101 firefighters will include a combination of classroom training and operational exercise with a focus on safety.

They will learn and practice the skills needed to work specifically as a firefighter assigned to a helicopter.

Cal Fire will conduct this training with the cooperation of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Every effort will be made to not impact the public's use of Lake Mendocino, the trails around the lake, as well as any impacts to nearby residences. All water pulled from the lake for training will be dropped back in due to low water levels.

The training will be conducted under very tight restrictions for the personal safety of firefighters and area residents. Cal Fire reminds all residents that their safety is of the utmost concern.

To learn more about Cal Fire aircraft visit this link.

Find the Cal Fire Firefighting Aircraft Recognition Guide here.

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