Interview with the State of California’s Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Chief Ken Pimlott, 22 March 2016, on the first day of the Aerial Fire Fighting Conference, Sacramento, CA.
The National Rural Fire Authority (NRFA) of New Zealand has unanimously agreed that a new code would be developed for aerial firefighting. The code will be auditable as part of the AIRCARE Audit, but is likely to be limited to just proof of pilot competency, equipment status and condition.
Israel possesses one of the most powerful air forces of the Middle East. Because of this, it was shocking that Medinat Yisrael (The State of Israel) went to its knees in early December 2010 because it was not able to appropriately face, fight and win the battle against the wildfire.
After many years of speculation and rumors, the United States Forest Service has finally decided that it is time to stop cutting bait and actually start fishing. On November 30th, the agency posted a solicitation for bids for what they call the “Next Generation Air Tanker”.
The last fire season counted on a fleet of nine aircrafts in Comunitat Valenciana, Between pilots, ground support and mechanics, the company’s technical team consists of more than 100 people during the season.