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Illustrated by: Eric Lian
CAL FIRE Helitender Vina Helitack "H205" 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:
H205 is a Helitender Support Unit (HTSU) manufactured by West-Mark and based at CDF Tehema-Glenn Unit in Vina, 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).
Vina Helitack’s primary responsibility is to respond to callouts for initial attack on wildfires and other emergencies. The unit responds to approximately 180 fire and emergency calls a year in an area that covers north to Shasta County, south to Butte County, east to the Plumas National Forest, and west to the Mendocino National Forest.