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    Firefighting Plane Involved in Crash Pulled from Lake Livingston

    POLK COUNTY, Texas — A plane that crashed into Lake Livingston was pulled out of the water early Friday morning. The plane crashed around 5 p.m. Tuesday...

    Two Firefighting Helitankers in Napa/Sonoma

    CAL FIRE’s Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit (LNU) welcomed two additional type-1 helitankers to the unit, which covers Sonoma Valley, earlier this summer. The helitankers will be...

    FIRIS, Crucial Firefighting Program, Gets $30 Million Infusion From State

    CALIFORNIA (KTXL) — The Fire Integrated Real-Time Intelligence System (FIRIS) received $30 million in state funding and transferred over to the state offices in...

    D.A. Davidson Closes $160M in Bonds to Advance Next Generation Aerial Firefighting Platforms

    DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--D.A. Davidson, a nationally recognized team of capital market professionals, has successfully priced and closed $160 million of industrial development revenue and revenue...

    GPMS and Helisul Achieve Brazilian STC for Foresight on Airbus H125 Helicopter Platform

    Waterbury, VT – August 11, 2022 – GPMS, which provides the helicopter industry’s most advanced Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS), known as Foresight MX,...

    EU Nations Rally to Assist France With Wildfire Threat

    As French officials warned Thursday that flare-ups could cause a massive wildfire to further spread in the country's parched southwest, President Emmanuel Macron tweeted that...

    Look inside the DC-10 Airtanker That Gives Firefighters the Advantage Against Wildfires

    AUSTIN, Texas — Battling wildfires has air tankers taking off all day, almost every day from the Austin Airport. The local air tanker base was activated because...

    Super Scooper Planes Aiding Fight Against Elmo Fire

    KALISPELL – Crews are continuing to battle the Elmo Fire where containment has grown to 55% while burning 21,345 acres. A key to getting the blaze in...

    A&M Forest Service: Firefighting Aircraft Crashes in Lake Livingston

    POLK COUNTY, Texas (KBTX) - A Fire Boss single-engine air tanker/scooper aircraft crashed in Lake Livingston Tuesday evening while responding to wildfires in Polk...

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