Aviation
New Helicopter Base for U.S. Forest Service

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 firefighting activities. The facility to...

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IAFC: Helicopter Resource Survey

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 that...

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Crews Make Progress on Nevada Wildfire

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 and the most...

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Video: CHP Helicopter Rescue at Wildfire

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

“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

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...

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Tanker Pilot Dies in Crash While Fighting Idaho Wildfire

Schill Fire burning near Emmett, Idaho     BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say a firefighter died after his single-engine air tanker crashed while he was fighting a small fire in southwestern Idaho Tuesday evening. The Bureau of Land Management identified...

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207 Rescued by Helicopter from California Wildfire

207 Rescued by Helicopter from California Wildfire

Campers trapped in Sierra National Forest     By MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ and CHRISTOPHER WEBER SHAVER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Rescuers in military helicopters airlifted 207 people to safety after an explosive wildfire trapped them in a popular camping area in...

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