Fire Bosses and Helicopters working 243 fire

    Facebook Live video gives status of 18,774-acre grasslands fire in Grant County OLYMPIA – Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz and Todd Welker, Department of...

    Nine aircraft and two thousand firefighters at the ready for Cyprus fire season

    Moving to ensure the best possible coordination in anticipation of a difficult summer, authorities met at the Presidential Palace on Tuesday to discuss firefighting...

    Coulson Aviation and New South Wales (Australia) Government Secure Deal to Purchase Coulson Fireliner with 10 Year Operational Contract

    “This type of aircraft provides us with a fast, effective and flexible option for fighting fires year-round, and supporting firefighters on the ground,” Acting Commissioner Rogers said.

    Macedonian AT-802A Fire Boss seen following heavy maintenance in Croatia

    Macedonian Protection and Rescue Directorate Air Tractor AT-802A Fire Boss fire-fighting aircraft, registered Z3-BGU (c/n 802A-0313) is seen here crossing the Croatian state highway...

    Wildfire Risk Rising; Lands Commissioner Franz Unveils Statewide Wildfire Plan, Calls for Change

    OLYMPIA – Washington state has a wildfire crisis. In 2018, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources – the state’s largest wildfire fighting force...

    Georgia Forestry Commission buys two Switchbacks

    Recently, the Georgia Forestry Commission advanced its aerial firefighting program with the purchase of two new 510G Switchback Thrushes. The aircraft were introduced to...

    Hellenic Air Force suffers its second CL-215 crash of the year.

    The status of Greece’s aerial fire-fighting armada is in crisis after the Hellenic Air Force endured its third major CL-215/415 disaster since 2014. On June 26, 2016 at 11:09 GMT, the piston-engine, fire-fighting aircraft of the Hellenic Air Force, the Canadair CL-215, crashed close to the village of Stefani, near the Dervenochoria area, approximately 30 km northwest of Athens.

    Providing aid to Chile

    Fresh off a mission in Israel in November, the big Boeing made the five-thousand plus mile trip to Santiago arriving January 25. It was immediately put to work and its 20,000-gallon drop capacity soon made a difference in the firefight. After being credited with saving several communities from certain destruction, the SuperTanker team was given an award by the Chilean Red Cross for its humanitarian act.

    Senator John McCain confirmed to address Aerial Firefighting leaders at AFF 2016

    With only six weeks to go until the Aerial Firefighting conference in Sacramento, California (22-23 March 2016), Senator John McCain, the U.S. Senator for...

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