WATCH: Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Aviation Unit Assists Fire Units to Contain Brush Fire in Port. St. John

Yearly, the BCSO aviation unit currently assists with approximately six to seven hundred calls for service

WATCH: On Sunday, Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Aviation Unit responded to Port St. John to assist their partners in containing a brush fire that was fueling in the woods.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – What’s that in the sky?! Regardless if they’re the eye in the sky to follow a suspect or help search for missing children, our Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Aviation Unit is nothing short of amazing.

On Sunday, STAR and our Huey responded to Port St. John to assist our partners in containing a brush fire that was fueling in the woods.

The Aviation Unit known as “STAR” (Sheriff’s Tactical Air Response) responds to a multitude of calls such as crimes in progress, search and rescue missions, and performing counter-drug surveillance. STAR also plays an instrumental part in supporting other emergencies, such as brush fires and hurricane damage reconnaissance flights.

Yearly, the aviation unit currently assists with approximately six to seven hundred calls for service while flying approximately 450 to 550 hours. We operate seven days a week 23 to 24 hours a day with a yearly operational budget of $154,937.00.

Check out our pilots in action in the above video, and remember the Aviation Unit Motto is, “you can run, but you are only going to go to jail tired!” Great Job, Team!

– Sheriff Wayne Ivey

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