LA County demonstrates Firehawk at Fire Service Day

The Los Angeles County Fire Department helped celebrate National Fire Service Day on Saturday by demonstrating for the public some of the capabilities of their Blackhawk, or Firehawk, helicopters.

Firehawk drops on Princeton Fire

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Los Angeles County FD Firehawk.

A Los Angeles County Fire Department Firehawk helicopter (@lacofireairops) makes a drop while assisting the Ventura County Fire Department at the Princeton Fire near the 118 Freeway between Moorpark & Simi Valley. (📷 by #lacofd Volunteer Photographer @resqric Rick McClure)

CNN reports on LA County’s Firehawks

CNN put together the above video about Los Angeles County’s Blackhawk helicopters, which they call Firehawks. The footage is impressive, and looks like an advertisement for Sikorsky and the maker of the “souped up” engines, General Electric. Some of the scenes actually did come from a commercial for GE that we had on our site in February.