Course Name: S-271 - Helicopter Crewmember

This is a combined classroom/field course designed to provide student proficiency in all areas of the tactical and logistical use of helicopters to achieve efficiency and standardization. Topics include aviation safety, aircraft capabilities and limitations, aviation life support equipment, aviation mishap reporting, pre-flight checklist and briefing/debriefing, aviation transportation of hazardous materials, crash survival, helicopter operations, helicopter field exercise. The following Interagency Aviation Training (IAT) A-courses curriculums are integrated and may be credited upon completion of this course: A-105 Aviation Life Support Equipment (ALSE), A-113 Crash Survival, and A-219 Helicopter Transport of External Cargo.

Course Date: May. 1 - 4, 2023
Course Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Course Location: NDF Helitack Minden
Address: Minden Tanker Base, 2301 Firebrand Circle, Minden, NV, 89423
Room: TBA
Price: $325
Pre-Study: No
Target Group:

This class is being offered at a discounted price, courtesy of Nevada Division of Forestry.

This course is required training for all personnel desiring to be qualified as a Helicopter Crewmember (HECM). This course is also targeted to municipal fire departments and rescue teams that  may utilize helicopters in their work.



  • Qualified as a firefighter type 2 (FFT2).
  • Mandatory Dress Code is Business Casual.

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Note: Wildland Fire Program courses are not eligible for financial aid.

Course Cancellation Policies


In rare cases, classes may be canceled due to very low enrollment or weather conditions. If this occurs, students will be notified and will have the option of attending another class or request a refund within two weeks of cancellation.


Cancel more than three business days in advance of the class start date and you’ll receive a full refund minus a $10 cancellation fee. Cancel three working days or less and receive a 50% refund minus a $10 cancellation fee. Once class begins, however, refunds will not be given.

Inclement Weather Policy

If a workshop is canceled due to an unexpected College closure (i.e., weather conditions, etc.) all attempts will be made to reschedule the class. Only if the class cannot be rescheduled will a full refund then be issued. Please listen to the radio or check the College website in order to determine if the school has closed. Every effort will be made to inform you of a class cancellation due to inclement weather. If you are unable to attend due to the weather in your area—but the class has not been canceled—you are still responsible to contact the department 24 hours in advance of the class start date.

Please contact us with any questions you may have prior to registration.