Hover STEP Training

A brief look at helitack training in Colorado


(Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control, YouTube)


Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control

Get a first-person view of what it feels like to exit a helicopter while it’s still in the air.

This process, known as a “hover (STEP) exit”, requires extensive training and yearly certification.

DFPC’s Helitack crews use hover exits to access difficult-to-reach areas when responding to wildfires.


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