U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency

Resource: Helitanker (Firefighting Helicopter)
Category: Firefighting (ESF #4)
Kind: Aircraft
Minimum Capabilities (Component) Minimum Capabilities
Type I Type II Type III Type IV Other
Fixed Tank  





1100 gal/min  







Helitankers are large capacity helicopters (e.g., Skisorsky model) certified by the Air Tanker Board.

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