Aviation

NPS Hughes 500 helicopter surrounded by cottongrass, Noatak NP, 2005
NPS Hughes 500 helicopter surrounded by cottongrass, Noatak NP, 2005

For Alaska National Park Service Wildland Fire Management, the helicopter is equal to a vehicle in the Lower 48. It is our primary means of transportation. The fire program uses two helicopters to monitor fires, protect and preserve sensitive sites, and assist with search and rescues and hunting patrol operations. In times of need, it is shared with federal and state partners.

NPS Fire & Aviation Management, Aviation
Health and Safety, Planning and Policy, Aircraft Pilot Positions, Terms and Definitions

Alaska Fire Service, Statewide Aviation
Flight Planning, Aircraft Procurement, Safety, Interagency Aviation Training, Airspace, Links and Guides

National Interagency Fire Center, Aviation
Blue Ribbon Panel, Contracting, Helicopters, Agency Links, Reference Materials and Guides, Smokejumper Aircraft Screening and Evaluation Board

Last Updated: November 5, 2013