Miami-Dade Fireplace Rescue (MDFR) has taken supply of its first Leonardo AW139 intermediate twin helicopter, certainly one of 4 it ordered in December 2019. The remaining three plane are anticipated to be delivered by year-end.
MDFR’s AW139s will probably be used for fireplace suppression, emergency medical providers, and search and rescue missions. Every helicopter contains a cargo hook, rescue hoist, and Bambi bucket. “As a former firefighter, I’ve been very impressed with this search-and-rescue helicopter,” mayor Carlos Giménez mentioned. “The AW139s are important additions to Miami-Dade Fireplace Rescue’s fleet. They’ll present a heightened stage of security and safety for our fireplace rescue staff and people whose lives they work to save lots of.”
MDFR operates 71 fire-rescue stations inside unincorporated Miami-Dade County and serves 29 municipalities. Miami-Dade Air Rescue steadily offers mutual assist assist to neighboring counties, together with Monroe, Collier, Broward, and Lee.
Greater than 1,000 AW139s have been delivered to 280 operators in some 70 nations inside the final 15 years. The helicopters fly all kinds of missions, together with fireplace suppression, emergency medical service, search and rescue, safety/ regulation enforcement, vitality providers, and personal transport. Within the U.S., AW139 clients embody the Los Angeles Fireplace Division (LAFD) and the New Jersey and Maryland state police departments. The US Air Power (USAF) may also quickly introduce the AW139-based Boeing MH-139 to switch its Bell UH-1N fleet.