HAPPY CAMP, CA.– A helicopter crew from Happy Camp received a national award for their work on the Monument Fire in 2021. The crew from Happy Camp Helicopter 503 was recognized last week with a national Airward for their role ...

MEDFORD, Ore. – A new aircraft is available to help ferry patients in Southern Oregon and Northern California. Early this year, Medford-based Mercy Flights announced the purchase of a new helicopter to support the growing need for medical transportation in ...

KEKAHA, Hawaii – Four people died after a helicopter owned by a Southern Oregon company crashed in Hawaii. NBC News reports the crash happened Tuesday morning near the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility on the island of Kauai. None ...

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – ODF is getting a ‘night flight’ to help spot fires in the evening. The agency is getting helicopters equipped with night vision this august. While it’s already approved, they won’t be used until next fire season. ...

GOLD HILL, Ore. — Two people were rescued by helicopter last night, after getting stuck on the Rogue River near Gold Hill. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says a man and woman rafting on the Rogue River near Ti’lomikh Falls ...

 CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — As the year’s busiest week for lightning passes, the work for crews is just beginning. “The rain initially really helped us out in keeping those fires small,” said Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest Oregon District Public ...

MEDFORD, Ore. —  The effects of the 2018 wildfire season were so severe, it left emergency services and first responders unable to do their jobs. Mercy Flights says the smoke was so thick for one month, they couldn’t legally fly ...

Update (1/24/19 12:32 p.m.) – Erickson Inc. released the identify of the pilot in a statement, saying, “The pilot of the downed Erickson helicopter is Timothy B. Lyons, 69 years old, of Port Bolivar, Texas. Lyons was a highly experienced helicopter ...

Update 10:41 p.m. — Jackson County Sheriff’s Office reports that the downed helicopter was located, with one fatality. The Sheriff’s Office is not releasing the decedent’s name or the circumstances surrounding the crash. They did say the aircraft was found ...

PROSPECT, Ore. — Firefighters are continuing to protect structure near the Miles fire as it continues to spread. Over forty different agencies provided structure protection under the command of the Oregon State Fire Marshal. 1,018 structure have been checked on ...

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