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Editorial – Goodbye 2020, let’s hope for a better 2021

Aside from the large fire now extinguished in Western Australia, Australia's fire season is off to a slow start. Which I am sure is...

Editorial – Training the Next Generation

How many people can say they fight fires from the sky? Pilots flying the CL-415EAF (Super Scooper) aircraft from Bridger Aerospace skim a water...

Editorial – 2020 Can Shove It!

There, I said it. 2020 has been such a staggeringly difficult year for so many people. As we all struggle with the daily complexities...

Our ‘New Normal’ – The Drop May/June 2020

In early March of this year, the AerialFire team headed to Sacramento for the Aerial Firefighting North America show. Little did we know that...

COVID-19 Could Make This Year’s Wildfire Season More Dangerous

On March 25, the National Weather Service issued a “red flag warning” for thousands of acres stretching across six Western states, including New Mexico,...

The Drop: Australia Can’t Catch a Break

I recently returned from a trip to Australia, and I can tell you, the extensive fires you were seeing on the news were not...

Aerial Firefighting North America 2020 Prepares for Opening Next Week

Tangent Link’s Aerial Firefighting North America 2020 (AFF North America 2020) Conference and Exhibition is the must-attend event for anyone involved in the aerial firefighting domain. Hosted at McClellan...

Refuge Notebook: Managing Wildfire with Data

When you think of data-driven careers, the natural resource field is probably not the first profession that comes to mind. I envision a guy...

The Catastrophic Bushfire Season is an Opportunity For Leadership — If Only Someone Would Seize It

It has been a week of catastrophe in Australia. For so many people, and so many communities, there have been days and nights of sleeplessness,...

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