Tag Archives: helicopters

Test with Chinook Helps Upgrade California Helicopter Fill Site

Malibu site can now hold more water     MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — A water fill-up station in the mountains above Malibu is increasing capacity to handle larger firefighting helicopters that are being contracted to bolster Southern California fleets. The ...

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Four Dead in Florida Firefighting Helicopter Crash

Helicopter crashed during training in Leesburg     LEESBURG, Fla. (AP) — A firefighting helicopter with four people on board crashed Tuesday near an airport in central Florida, killing at least one person, officials said. The helicopter crashed into a ...

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Close Call at California Wildfire

Burnover avoided in El Dorado County     Max McGregor Salmon Fire, El Dorado County At approximately 12:15 PM on Saturday, May 1, CalFire Amador-El Dorado Units responded to reports of a wildland fire in the area of Salmon Falls ...

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Hover STEP Training

A brief look at helitack training in Colorado     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 ...

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Arizona Army National Guard Conducts Wildfire Training

Multi-agency training with helicopters     Defense Flash News Arizona Army National Guard Soldiers with the 2-285th Assault Helicopter Battalion and the 2-149th General Support Aviation Battalion Medical Evacuation detachments conduct a two-day training exercise to support wildfire efforts on ...

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Firefighters Battle Two Forest Fires in Japan

Military helicopters help firefighters on the ground     TOKYO (AP) — A forest fire broke out in a rural area north of Tokyo on Thursday, near another blaze burning for a fourth day. One man suffered burns and was ...

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Colorado Wildfire Bill Includes Funding for FIREHAWK® Helicopter

Leased helicopter will be used by Colorado Firefighting Air Corps     Wildland Firefighter Staff DENVER, Colorado – Summit Daily reports that a bipartisan bill focused on wildfire relief, mitigation and prevention includes funding to lease a Sikorsky FIREHAWK®  helicopter. ...

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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: Montana On-Duty Death

Crash at the White River Fire     United States Fire Administration The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Pilot Thomas Duffy, 40, of Central Copters, Inc. on August 24, 2020. On Monday, August 24, 2020, ...

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