About the CAL FIRE Humboldt - Del Norte Unit

2018 Statistics At A Glance

In 2018 there were 208 fires totaling 117 acres.

Rohnerville Air Attack Base

Air Attack 120 flight hours on incidents: 160
Tanker 96 flight hours on incidents: 175
Flight hours from spare aircraft: 76
Combined total flight hours flown:  411

Gallons of Retardant delivered from Rohnerville:  140,929

Kneeland Helitack Base

Helicopter 102 flight hours:  173
Spare aircraft fight time:    47
Combined total flight hours: 220
Gallons of water dropped on incidents:  309,584

The Humboldt –Del Norte Unit has eleven fire stations, three camps, one air attack base, and one helitack base. HUU maintains 14 frontline engines, with two engines in reserve, two dozers, 15 inmate crews, one helicopter, one air attack, and one air tanker. There are approximately 100 permanent fire suppression personnel, 12 resource management personnel, and 6 clerical personnel to staff these efforts. Additionally we hire approximately 90 limited term and seasonal personnel to supplement permanent staff during the fire season. We also have 15 resource management foresters who evaluate timber harvesting practices and permitting, forest improvements on non-industrial ownerships, and develop fuels management projects.



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