Aerial Fire fighting
Global Helicopter Service is a trusted supplier of firefighting helicopters, crew, and equipment; reliable, efficient, and cost-effective.
GHS has a robust firefighting capability using highly experienced crew on the Bell 412 helicopters with Bambi buckets to douse the flames and reduce the potential spread of a fire as well as to transport equipment and ground workforce to the scene and out of it.
The tactics and the fire suppression flight profiles will be determined by:
- Customer requirements,
- The availability of other aircraft and ground teams,
- Terrain and environmental conditions.
GHS will work with the customer to determine the best utilization of aircraft and equipment to provide maximum fire suppression effectiveness.
We conduct regular training with fire brigades, civil protection, and mountain rescue service teams in our area to remain highly professional and up to date in order to improve our services:
- Improvement of communication with command structures of relevant fire brigades
- Training Ground Crews Teamwork of GHS and local forces.
- Updating and Adapting Standard Operations
Our Mission scenarios:
Fire Fighting/water transport
- Bambi Bucket (1000 – 1500 l)
- External Load Water reservoir for ground forces (IBC 1000 l)
- Up to 13 pax incl. equipment
- Flexible/adaptable aircraft configuration (quick change concept, less than 5 min)
Transport of material and equipment
- Intern/extern freight up to 1800 kg
- Mission related pax/freight 1500 kg
- Area/Operational planning (Max endurance +3hours)
- Mission coordination
Helicopter Bell 412
- 1 Pilot/2 ground crew
- Special equipment for aerial work (Remote Hook)
- 4 – 13 seats or Cargo configuration
Transporter (Ground Mobil)
- 1 ground crew + material/equipment
- Internal fuel tank (2.5 hrs flight time)
- Fuel trailer available (further 2.5hrs flight time)
- Fully autonomy with: Generator/pump/safety equipment
- BAMBI Bucket, transport nets, big bags
- Cargo ropes + slinging equipment
- Barrier and security material
- PSA + radio sets