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Editorial

Down to the Last Drop!

By Sam Digiovanna I love the fire service – so much specialized apparatus and equipment and so many expertly trained personnel to carry out the...

Smooth is Fast

By James Williams There is an idiom that says, “Slow is smooth. Smooth is fast.” The expression was made famous by special operations soldiers to...

The Drop – Shows are Back!

As the new fire season approaches, I know I'm not the only one expecting a busy one. Busy is good for businesses that work...

Pilots with ADHD

Safety experts agree that at least 70% of aviation accidents are attributable to the pilot. NASA scientists report that most accidents result from some...

The Incident Traffic Area

In 2001, I had my first full-time job in wildfire aviation as a helitack Fire Captain. Ignorance was bliss for me in the air,...

Fire in Rio Grande Do Sol a Recurring Problem

By Marcos Antonio Camargo When I started writing this article, we were contacted for another firefighting operation in the fields of the West Frontier of...

The Aerial Firefighting Industry: A Voice in the Wilderness

In January 2022, a critical U.S. federal government action relative to the wildfire crisis was announced amidst great fanfare, with multiple agencies joining a...

Slow Down and Pay Attention

If you are like me, rushing is a part of everyday life. A side effect of that is forgetting things because you rush around...

Mitigating America’s Wildfire Threat

Having spent much of my adult life in California fighting some of the most catastrophic fires in America's history, about this time every year,...

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