Aviation

Video: California’s Cypress Fire

Aircraft at work over Fontana     564 Fire The Cypress Fire as it approached Sierra Ave in south Fontana. CAL FIRE & Riverside County Fire along with other agencies kept the fire from jumping across Sierra Ave. Nice aircraft ...

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Perimeter Solutions Launches Next-Generation, Flagship Long-Term Fire Retardant

New PHOS-CHEK® LCE20-Fx offers improved environmental profile, performance, visibility and handling     Clayton, MO—Perimeter Solutions has introduced PHOS-CHEK® LCE20-Fx, the next-generation of its flagship PHOS-CHEK® Fire Retardant line. PHOS-CHEK LCE20-Fx combines the ease of mixing and handling a liquid ...

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New Helicopter Base for U.S. Forest Service

Operational at the start of the 2022 fire season     PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has awarded a contract to a Scottsdale company to design and build a new helicopter base in northern Gila County to support ...

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IAFC: Helicopter Resource Survey

Your assistance is needed     International Association of Fire Chiefs The IAFC is conducting a survey to locate, map, and define the Aerial Helicopter Firefighting Capabilities around the world. This data will be used to help show the capabilities ...

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MAFFS Over Some of California’s Worst Wildfires in 2020

Over 1.5M gallons of retardant dropped     Defense Flash News NORTH HIGHLANDS, CA, UNITED STATES 10.26.2020 Video by Staff Sgt. Edward Siguenza California National Guard Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS) were utilized at extreme capabilities during the 2020 ...

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Owl Lands Inside Helicopter Battling California’s Creek Fire

Owl rode along for several water drops     Wildland Firefighter CLOVIS, California – KGPE reported that an owl landed inside a helicopter that was in flight fighting the Creek Fire on Sunday afternoon. The bird flew into the aircraft ...

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Crews Make Progress on Nevada Wildfire

Aircraft assisting in fighting fire near Cold Springs     By SCOTT SONNER Associated Press RENO, Nev. (AP) — An evacuation order remained in place but fire officials said they were making progress Monday against a wildfire north of Reno ...

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Video: CHP Helicopter Rescue at Wildfire

Rescue of four National Guard members     CBS Sacramento Dramatic video released by the California Highway Patrol on Saturday showed a rescue of four injured U.S. National Guard members inside the firelines in Butte County this weekend.  

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“Badgers” Provide Cal Guard Needed Wildfire Support

Wisconsin Black Hawks fighting the Creek Fire and SQF Complex Fire     Defense Flash News FRESNO, CA, UNITED STATES 09.30.2020 Video footage of an element of the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion (Assault), 147th Aviation Regiment, 64th Troop ...

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USFA: Colorado On-Duty Death

Pilot killed in crash while fighting Idaho wildfire     United States Fire Administration The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter/Pilot Ricky Fulton, 58, of Aero S.E.A.T. Incorporated on September 22, 2020. On September 22, ...

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