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National flying firefighting fleet getting off the ground

The bushfire royal commission’s final report recommended Australia creates a new national aerial firefighting fleet, willing and able to respond to any fire crisis...

Bushfire survivors want more water bombers, climate change action

Victorians who lost their homes in last summer's catastrophic bushfires are calling for a massive expansion of the state's fleet of aerial water bombers. As...

Night-Time Aerial Firefighting Trialed

Trials are currently underway to test the capabilities of night-time aerial fire fighting, with the NSW Bushfire Inquiry recommending the technology be fully implemented...

New South Wales to spend $192m fighting off bushfires

The NSW government will spend $192 million on night-time aerial firefighting, new equipment, and better mental health supports for emergency services as part of...

CFA’s Ballarat air fleet cut ahead of summer bushfire season

Ballarat will have one less aerial firefighting supervision aircraft this summer and a single 'swing shift' combining the previous morning and afternoon shifts of...

Victoria’s Aerial Firefighting Fleet Return to the Skies

A record 51 aircraft will hit Victorian skies to help fight fires and keep communities safe this summer season, thanks to $29 million in...

Gallatin County signs off on bonds to aid firefighting company’s expansion

The Gallatin County Commission has agreed to partner with Bridger Aerospace to help the Belgrade-based company improve its firefighting capabilities. The commissioners voted Tuesday to...

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue upgrades helicopter fleet with delivery of first AW139 helicopter

Leonardo announced October 13, 2020 that Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) has taken delivery of its first AW139 helicopter.  The October 13 handoff included a small...

Naval Station Norfolk brings back the ‘Bambi Bucket’ to put out fires, save lives

NORFOLK, Va. — It's hard to put a finger on exactly what it resembles. From one angle it seems like a traffic cone. From...

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