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FEARCA and Santa Fe Government Sign Partnership for Fire Fighting Operations in Argentina

The Argentine Federation of Agroaereal Chambers (Fearca) and the provincial government of Santa Fé signed an agreement last week in Brazil to use agricultural...

Masons donate water tanks for Turkey Lane fire-bomber airstrip on Kangaroo Island

The forward operations fire-fighting airstrip at Turkey Lane on Kangaroo Island will get new water tanks thanks to the Masonic Charities Trust. Masonic Charities has announced...

Ag aviators seek expanded role in fighting fires

Suppose California had a squadron of agricultural-aviation planes that could scramble to assist with firefighting efforts at a moment's notice. Rob Scherzinger, who chairs the...

McDermott Aviation Drops Over One Million Liters of Water in Fraser Island Fire

All Australian owned and operated McDermott Aviation Group has been providing assets to fight the long-running fire on Fraser Island in Queensland's North over...

Kestrel/Erickson Air Crane Starts Australian Season Fighting Fire at Mt. Cottrell in Victoria

A grassfire in the outer suburbs of Melbourne in Victoria was the first outing for Erickson Air-Crane "Marty" which is one of several Air...

International Fleet Begins Return to Australia for Summer Fire Season

As the fire season winds down in the Northern Hemisphere, the aerial firefighting fleets of companies that provide global resources to Australia have begun...

Bushfire near Freeling under control, but CFS on alert for change in weather

Farmer Tommy Meaney was about to order a beer at the Gungellan Hotel in Freeling when someone warned him to look outside. Large plumes of...

Fraser Island Fire Continues to Burn Despite Aerial Firefighting Efforts

A fire that has been burning on Australia's Fraser Island in Queensland for over 6 weeks is gaining ground this week as aerial firefighting...

A Defence chopper sparked Canberra’s Namadgi bushfire, but its crew didn’t tell authorities the location for 45 minutes

The crew of an Australian Army helicopter that sparked a massive bushfire in Namadgi National Park did not pass on crucial details about the...

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