Wednesday, April 26, 2017

New Jersey Forest Fire Service Aircraft (2017)

This article is possibly because of a document written and update periodically by John H. Rieth, New Jersey Forest Fire Service (NJFFS) Apparatus Roster and Guide (last updated January 2016) that I found on the B10 NJ Widland Fire Crew Info Page on April 26, 2017. I am going to list the aircraft operated by the New Jersey Forest Fire Service for wildland fire operations. Direct link to NJFFS Apparatus Roster and Guide (by John H. Rieth, last updated January 2016) may be found here.

All state operated helicopters are currently owned by the US Forest Service. They were obtained through the Federal Excess Property Program (FEPP). These six helicopters are:

  • Delta 1: 1953 Bell 47G2, 75 gallon bambi bucket
  • Delta 2:  1975 Bell Jet 206B Het Ranger, 100 gallon bucket
  • Delta 3 1969 Bell 206A/B Jet Ranger
  • Delta 5a: 1966 UH-1H Huey, 300 gallon bucket
  • Delta 6: 1966 UH-1H Huey, 300 gallon bucket
  • Delta 7: 1974 UH-1H Huey, 300 gallon bucket

Three fixed wing aircraft are currently operated by the NJFFS for detection, observation, and command operations.

  • Delta 10: 1986 Cessna 206 (five seat)
  • Delta 15: 1966 Cessna 182 (four seat)
  • Delta 16: 1963 Super Cub (two seat)

According to Rieth, the main air base for the NJFFS is Coyle Field (Woodland Township, Burlington County). The NJFFS also operates out of Andover Aeroflex, in Andover NJ (Sussex County).

As I write this in 2017, the air bases used by the NJFFS for 2017 SEAT operations are located at Downstown Aero in Vineland, NJ (Cumberland County) and Miller Field in Berkeley Township (Ocean County). Downstown is the SEAT air base in NJFFS Division C for 2017. I understand that the SEAT assigned to Division B is based out of Miller Air Park for 2017. For more information on 2017 NJFFS SEAT contracts see my April 7, 2017 article. If you are accessing this article after 2017, NJFFS SEAT bases may not be different.

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