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    Wildfire Forces Evacuations Near Patagonia

    Santa Cruz County authorities are ordering evacuations Sunday after a wildfire that started near Patagonia spread to 10,000 acres in less than 24 hours. The...

    Airborne Firefighting Units Participate in Interagency Spring Training in Idaho

    By Staff Sgt. Matthew Greiner 152nd Airlift Wing Less than two years after the most devastating firefighting season in the United States, the Modular Airborne Fire...

    Fighting Fire From the Sky: Aerial Exercises Prepare For Upcoming Season

    Mock battles are taking place in the skies above Redding this week as aerial firefighters practice for the looming fire season. The training is taking...

    Nevada Air Guard Doubles Certified Pilots During Aerial Firefighting Training

    By Staff Sgt. Matthew Greiner, 152nd Airlift Wing GOWEN FIELD, Idaho -- The Nevada Air National Guard’s 152nd Operations Group upgraded four pilots to aircraft...

    CAL FIRE and US Forest Service Begin Aerial Firefighting Training

    Earplugs were surely needed Wednesday morning because of the loud planes used to protect the Northstate during wildfires. Ahead of fire season, CAL FIRE and...

    In Time for Fire Season, Meet TAK, the US Govt.’s Suite of Free Situational Awareness Apps

    A U.S. government-built app for situational awareness is bringing wildland firefighting into the internet age. Originating as a product of the Air Force Research Laboratory...

    Innovative Australian Design Helping to Fight Fires All Over The World

    By Jennifer Swaine As a qualified engineer and helicopter pilot who had faced off against many bushfires, Jason Schellaars understood the limitations of firefighting tanks...

    Pilots with ADHD

    Safety experts agree that at least 70% of aviation accidents are attributable to the pilot. NASA scientists report that most accidents result from some...

    The Incident Traffic Area

    In 2001, I had my first full-time job in wildfire aviation as a helitack Fire Captain. Ignorance was bliss for me in the air,...

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