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    Black Hawk to Firehawk: Work Continues on Colorado’s New Firefighting Helicopter

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — With seemingly more frequent and more intense fires, first responders need all the help they can get.

    Centennial-basedUnited Rotorcraft is converting Black Hawk helicopters into firefighting helicopters to provide more resources in the air, helping buy time for firefighters on the ground.

    They’re now working on one for Colorado.

    “We’re obviously excited to produce the Firehawk for many agencies, but to be able to do it for the state of Colorado really kind of brings it home to all of us and all the employees,” the company’s aerial firefighting program manager, Eric Lama, said.

    Lama and his team are hoping these types of helicopters can make a difference in wildland fire response in the state.

    Read more on this story at 9News

     

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