Firefighting

Sep 1, 2009 - 7:18 AM
The National Fire Protection Association’s technical committee on airport facilities has dropped a proposed requirement for automatic sprinkler systems in
Jun 29, 2009 - 12:14 PM
If they didn’t already know it, attendees at the NATA FBO Leadership Conference held last month in Chantilly, Va., learned that fire codes set by the Natio
Aug 29, 2008 - 1:05 PM
With the recent wildfires in Northern California reaching historic proportions, the human toll rose as a helicopter ferrying an 11-member firefighting crew
Jul 8, 2008 - 8:53 AM
Summer means fire season, and Columbia Helicopters’ tandem-rotor Chinooks and Vertols have already been dispatched to their bases, primarily throughout the
May 6, 2008 - 11:50 AM
<strong>LOCKHEED C-130A, WALKER, CALIF., JUNE 17, 2002</strong>–Engaged in a firefighting mission near Walker, the four-engine turboprop broke apart during
Oct 9, 2007 - 5:05 AM
<strong>BELL B206L-3, WHITERIVER, ARIZ., JULY 26, 2003–At 10:34 a.m.
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Oct 8, 2007 - 10:37 AM
Despite the media attention on the Montana fires last summer and Southern California fires in October, last year’s fire season didn’t come even close to be
Oct 8, 2007 - 9:40 AM
Some forest fires start with a blast of jagged lightning, incinerating the dry timber and flinging the flaming fragments into the tinder-dry underbrush fro
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Oct 4, 2007 - 10:01 AM
“We need the Mars! Get the Mars!” shouts a frantic firefighter over the VHF fire frequency.
Jul 24, 2007 - 10:25 AM
Last year was something of a landmark in helicopter firefighting activity.