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Aerial Firefighting Training in Redding, CA

Aerial Firefighting Training in Redding, CA

USFS and CAL FIRE team up for training     Stephanie Schmieding, ActionNewsNow REDDING, Calif. (ActionNewsNow) - Starting Monday, firefighters will learn how to supervise air attacks during a training in Redding. The U.S. Forest Service is teaming up with...

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USFA: California On-Duty Death

USFA: California On-Duty Death

Forest Service firefighter was killed in a helicopter crash in Texas     The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Captain Daniel Laird, 41, of the United States Forest Service - Tahoe National Forest, on March 27, 2019. While...

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Firefighter Killed in Texas Helicopter Crash

Firefighter Killed in Texas Helicopter Crash

Helicopter crashed during a burn in the Sam Houston National Forest     Jay R. Jordan, Houston Chronicle with permission MONTGOMERY, Texas (Houston Chronicle) - Authorities are investigating a deadly helicopter crash in northwest Montgomery County on...

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AerSale to Build Next Aero Air/Erickson Aero Tanker

AerSale to Build Next Aero Air/Erickson Aero Tanker

The sixth such aircraft modification AerSale has completed at Goodyear     CORAL GABLES, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 26, 2019--AerSale®, a global supplier of mid-life aircraft, engines, used serviceable material, and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO)...

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Feds to Ease Rules on Drone Flights

Feds to Ease Rules on Drone Flights

Changes to night flights and flying over small crowds     By DAVID KOENIG, Associated Press Federal officials plan to ease restrictions on flying small drones over crowds and at night, which would give a boost to the commercial use of unmanned aircraft. The...

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Video: Fire 4 Rescue at Woolsey Fire

Video: Fire 4 Rescue at Woolsey Fire

"This is rapidly becoming very ugly,"     LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Fire Department has released video of one of its helicopter crews rescuing people from a mountain peak as a huge wildfire bore down last week. The video was recorded Nov. 9 as LAFD...

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California Officers Lauded for Wildfire Rescues

California Officers Lauded for Wildfire Rescues

CHP officers recognized for fire and shootout rescues     By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Four California Highway Patrol officers who flew through hurricane-force winds to rescue dozens of residents trapped by a wildfire north of...

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Video: DC-10 Drop on Roosevelt Fire

Video: DC-10 Drop on Roosevelt Fire

Tanker drop on fire near Hoback Ranches   Buckrail News - This could be a pivotal day on the Roosevelt Fire. If firefighters can hold the line at Hoback Ranches, they may be able to turn a corner on what is now an official megafire. Some 255 boots on the ground...

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Pilot Makes Forced Landing at Washington Wildfire

Pilot Makes Forced Landing at Washington Wildfire

Amphibious tanker made a forced landing     SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a pilot who was fighting a wildfire in northeast Washington has survived a plane crash. A post on the Northeast Washington Fire Information Facebook page says an aviation...

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Texas Native Pilots 747 Supertanker

Texas Native Pilots 747 Supertanker

Valdez began firefighting as a teen     FORT WORTH (FOX4 News) - A Fort Worth man is helping out by flying above the flames of the historic California wildfires. Marcos Valdez has been in California piloting a 747 jet that gets so close to the fires, the...

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