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Illustrated by: Eric Lian
CAL FIRE Helitender Hollister Helitack "H406" is an art print from an original illustration. (This is not a cut out photograph or screen capture from a flight simulator). Meticulously detailed, the Helitender is set against the American flag and the silhouette of a Firehawk and the description text is bordered by the Cal Fire logo, the American and state of California flags, and the unit insignia.
Perfect for award presentations, the office or home, or as a gift for that helicopter fan. Printed on high quality, heavy weight Luster paper using a 12-color pigmented, archival ink system.
The description on the print states:
H406 is a Helitender Support Unit (HTSU) manufactured by West-Mark and based at Hollister Municipal Airport in Hollister, California. It serves as the S70i Firehawk’s primary support vehicle and travels to incidents to provide fuel and operational equipment. The Helitender is crewed by a single Fire Apparatus Engineer and has capacity for four additional personnel. It carries 900 gallons of Jet-A aviation fuel in its 1,000 gallon tank and can transfer that fuel at a rate of up to 60 gallons per minute. H406 also carries backup equipment including rescue gear and medical supplies, and other items needed to support the crew on extended attacks such as out-of-county bags and Meals Ready-to-Eat (MREs).
Hollister Helitack’s primary responsibility is to respond to callouts for initial attack on wildfires and other emergencies. It is strategically located for quick initial attack on fires in an area that encompasses Oakland-Berkeley Hills, south down to counties near the Pacific coast to the Monterey peninsula, east to Fresno, and north to counties including Merced, Stanislaus, and San Joaquin. Their total area or protection is 3,758,459 acres.