New Water-Scooping Air Tanker for Saskatchewan

The province has got some new equipment with wildfire season here.

“A new water-scooping air tanker has arrived in Saskatchewan, just in time for wildfire season.”

The new CL-215T, will replace the obsolete CL-215 in the SPSA’s aerial wildfire suppression fleet. It will join a fleet of air tankers and bird-dog planes as part of its wildfire and grassfire fire response program.

“Our government’s strategic investment into our air operations protects the people, property and resources of Saskatchewan,” Corrections, Policing and Public Safety Minister Christine Tell said. “The investment of $37.3 million will allow our responders to better protect, lives, communities, major infrastructure and other values.”

SPSA President and Fire Commissioner Marlo Pritchard said that with the wildfire season just beginning, this expansion means that wildfire responders and resources will be strengthened when protecting our province, especially in the north.”

Read more on this story from West Central Online

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