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FireAir 1

  • Kawasaki BK 117 helicopter
  • Officially commissioned 7 December 2003 Jointly owned by NSW Fire Brigades and NSW Police
  • Primary Role:
  • To support the crisis and consequence management response to a terrorist incident. The helicopter will be used for the rapid deployment of specialist resources for tactical operations, forensic services, bomb disposal, chemical, biological, and radiological detection/decontamination, and urban search and rescue
  • Secondary Role:
  • Training and other emergencies such as complex or protracted hazmat, rescue or firefighting operations