Helicopter Pilot Gary Dahlen has received an award from the US Forest Service, for his heroic actions on the King Fire. The pilot rescued a CAL FIRE Hand Crew and a CAL FIRE Dozer Operator from harm’s way. The hand crew and dozer operator were constructing fire line when they were overrun by the fire. The pilot flew down to a lower level to direct the hand crew and dozer operator down a road. Once Dahlen found an open area to land he and another helicopter pilot landed and flew the crew out to a safe area. The award was presented to Pilot Gary Dahlen on Tuesday.