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List of air tankers on USFS contracts

There are 13 exclusive use, and 8 call when needed. Three fewer than last year…

Having a diverse air tanker fleet can reduce impact of grounding one model

In 2012 the entire fleet of large air tankers in the United States was affected…

NVFC Member and Volunteer Firefighter Todd McKinney Honored with an All-Expense Paid Cruise Courtesy of Cabot Creamery Co-operative

Todd McKinney, a volunteer firefighter with the Bel Air (MD) Volunteer Fire Company and member…

Taiwan struck by a deadly earthquake just before typhoon hits

Taiwan was preparing for typhoon Lekima when a 5.9-magnitude earthquake hit on Thursday (Aug 8)…

Air Force removes 123 C-130s from service to inspect wing boxes

C-130 air tankers are being inspected The post Air Force removes 123 C-130s from service…

Super Typhoon Lekima wreaks havoc in Japan Taiwan and China

China is hit by Lekima after the super typhoon, the ninth typhoon for the year,…

Mount Everest rescue pilot risks her own life to save adventurers from Nepal’s perilous peaks

Nepal’s only female helicopter rescue pilot, Priya Adhikari, says she has seen enough death and…

CustoMem Changes Name to Puraffinity and Announces Successful Fundraise to Accelerate Its Growth

Trial to start at a major airport Puraffinity, a spin-out from Imperial College London, that develops…

First Recipients Announced for MSA’s 2019 Globe Gear Giveaway

Departments in AZ and NJ will each receive four sets of new turnout gear MSA,…

North American Fire Training Directors seeking Executive Director

New position to strengthen membership and support growth of the organization The North American Fire…

Health and Safety and Fire Safety North unveils its content programme for 2019

Health & Safety North and Fire Safety North has announced an unparalleled line-up of free…

GMB London region back Fire Chiefs call for sprinklers in all UK schools

Unfortunately, like most Health and Safety concerns raised in the UK, action isn’t taken until…

Lightning and helicopter activity in Oregon

With the abundant lightning in the Northwest United States over the last few days it’s…

Memorial rededicated for the crew of Air Tanker 130

(This article first appeared at Fire Aviation) The rededication of the memorial for the crew…

Photos from the rededication of the memorial for the crew of Tanker 130

The rededication of the memorial for the crew of Air Tanker 130 occurred as planned…

Special tribute to Smokey Bear by New Jersey Forest Fire Service

As part of the celebration of the 75th year of the Smokey Bear wildfire prevention…

Video of firefighting aircraft at Oshkosh 2019

Fred Johnson of Airailimages sent us information about this video that he shot July 17…

Wildfire smoke maps, August 10, 2019

These maps predict the distribution of smoke from wildfires at 5 p.m. PDT August 10,…

An interesting view of the helibase at the Corta Fire in Nevada

Tenaya Wood sent us this interesting photo taken August 8 of the helibase at the…

New memorial to be unveiled today for the crew of Air Tanker 130 in Walker, California

Three crew members were killed in 2002 when their C-130 crashed The post New memorial…

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