Bozeman, Montana-based Bridger Aerospace, one of the nation’s largest privately held aerial firefighting companies that supports front-line firefighters on the ground, is expected to start trading today on the Nasdaq Global Market under the ticker BAER. Bridger executives had announced plans in August 2022 to become a public company.
Bridger Aerospace was founded in 2014 by Chief Executive Officer Tim Sheehy. Prior to founding Bridger, Mr. Sheehy served as a Navy SEAL officer and team leader. He is a recipient of the Bronze Star with Valor and Purple Heart and is an active pilot with Bridger’s Air Attack and Super Scooper fleets. Mr. Sheehy earned his Bachelor of Science in History from the United States Naval Academy.
Bridger’s mission is to save lives, property and habitats threatened by wildfires, leveraging its high-quality team, specialized aircraft and innovative use of technology and data. Bridger has the largest Super Scooper fleet in the U.S. Super Scoopers are the world’s only aircraft specially built to fight fires that can drop higher volumes of water than any other aircraft.
In recent years the Bridger team has played an instrumental role in helping contain multiple massive wildfires that have erupted from California to Alaska to Florida.
The company and its team members are active supporters of the local community. Bridger is one of the only Montana-based company that trades on the Nasdaq.
For more information on Bridger Aerospace, visit BridgerAerospace.com.