Supervisors OK Twin-Engine Helicopter As Part of Firefighting Efforts


Last updated 4/27/2022 at 6:27am

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously today to purchase a twin-engine helicopter to help battle wildfires.

The supervisors' decision will allow the Department of Purchasing and Contracting director to negotiate a fair price for a Bell 412 EPX Helicopter.

According to information on the supervisors' agenda, the helicopter is estimated to cost $16 million.

Board chairman Nathan Fletcher made the proposal and said getting the helicopter ``has been a long-desired goal,'' as the region deals with a

higher risk of wildfires. He also thanked the San Diego...

For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.


Reader Comments(0)


Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2021

Rendered 06/28/2022 18:37