CALSTAR 3 — AUBURN
13750 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603
CALSTAR 3 is located in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Foothills in Auburn, CA. Based with CAL FIRE at Station 10, operations started in 1995 as a resource to Sutter Roseville Medical Center and as regional EMS air support. CALSTAR 3 has a 10-county service area and has responded to calls as far away as the Pine Nut Mountains in Nevada.
The terrain in which we operate is diverse. We utilize a BO 105LS/C-30 converted to navigate flights as high as 20,000 feet above sea level. Small and capable, the 105 is like the jeep of the air. It can transport two patients at a time and needs only a small footprint to land. This is especially important when operating in the mountains. It also uses night vision goggles (NVG). This technology enhances our ability to operate safely at night where there is limited or no light available.
CALSTAR 3 is unique in that it is also the training center for new hires. In cooperation with CAL FIRE, CALSTAR maintains a large conference room that is used by both CALSTAR and CAL FIRE. New hires receive classroom instruction as well as aircraft orientation and procedure from on duty flight crews. The crew consists of an EMS pilot and two critical care RNs.