A recent analysis reveals that Coulson Aviation, a British Columbia-based company, produces some of the world’s leading aerial wildfire equipment. However, Canada does not currently contract with Coulson Aviation for their best equipment. Instead, these high-quality resources are being sent to Australia and California. This discrepancy is concerning considering the devastating wildfires experienced in Canada. It is essential that Canadian authorities take the necessary steps to acquire this advanced equipment for use in controlling wildfires in the country.
One of Coulson Aviation’s most impressive assets is the C-130H Hercules Airtanker, which was recently contracted for four years by Western Australia. This aircraft has a water capacity of 15,000 liters and can effectively combat firestorms with 100-foot high flames. It is worth noting that this B.C.-made firefighting behemoth has never been utilized in fighting wildfires within British Columbia.
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