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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,...

Moving the Safety Needle

As I read the latest press release from the United States Helicopter Safety Team (USHST), I was saddened to see that if the accident...

The Drop – Summer editorial

Here we are into the second issue of AerialFire after breaking out as a separate publication from its sister publication, AgAir Update, due to...

Micrometeorology

In fire fighting flights, special consideration must be given to phenomena that occur due to the same special conditions of the igneous focus. An Operational...

Funding for the future

Recently, two documents emerged from the federal government that make for an interesting comparison and provide a glimpse into the future of how wildland...

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