The Bureau of Land Management will have 34 Single Engine Air Tankers on exclusive use contract this year to help fight wildfires, said Kari Cobb, Public Affairs Officer for the National Interagency Fire Center.
She said 100 additional SEATs will be on Call When Needed contracts, plus 19 amphibious SEATs known as Fire Bosses.
When asked if there are any plans to activate CWN SEATs more than usual this year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, she said they are “[P]lanning for normal staffing at established locations.”
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