CCSO Aviation Unit Covers Aerial Fire Magazine – Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office

Charlotte County, Florida – May 10, 2023

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Aviation Unit takes fire suppression to an exciting new level. Our team of aviation professionals was recently featured in Aerial Fire magazine with an impressive article touting the latest fire suppression feature that was built in-house, ultimately saving the county a ton of money. substantial money.

“When looking at examples of interagency cooperation, Charlotte County, Florida has a standard that would make many others jealous. As an aviation unit, Charlotte County’s mission profile is larger than many larger agencies with more aircraft. Yet somehow, between the county sheriff’s office, the fire department, and the mosquito control agency, they still find constant opportunities to better serve the county through their unit of support. ‘aviation,’ the article says.

The removable fire retardant foam injection tank on board the UH-1H is derived from a tank originally used in auto racing applications that provides a lightweight solution for transporting foam additive on board the aircraft. (photo credit: Ryan Mason)

“The aviation unit is an essential part of our daily operations. Not only are they tasked with law enforcement missions and long-distance rescues, but mosquito spraying and fire suppression are a large part of their duties. The team’s attention to detail and delivery of the highest level of service to the citizens of Charlotte County is commendable. They are the best of the best, hands down,” Sheriff Prummell proudly states.

Please take the time to review this innovative new foam injection system built in-house by our talented air support mechanics.