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South Carolina Guards Loaned Buckets to Colombia

South Carolina Guards Loaned Buckets to Colombia

14-Feb-24 - The South Carolina National Guard responded to dozens of fires in Bogota, Colombia, by lending multiple helicopter buckets under its State Partnership Program partnership #Colombia
Firefighting Helicopters Arriving in Chile

Firefighting Helicopters Arriving in Chile

03-Jan-24 - Two AS332L2 Super Puma , two Kamov Ka-32 and two Erickson Aircrane S-64E leased helicopters are arriving in Chile for the summer firefighting season campaign against forest fires #firefighting
CAE Chinook and Black Hawk Simulators for Coulson

CAE Chinook and Black Hawk Simulators for Coulson

27-Oct-23 - Coulson Aviation acquires world’s only CH-47D Chinook Level D Full Flight Simulator and a UH-60A/L Black Hawk Level D Simulator for its new facility at Thermal, California to develop customized training for the wildfire fighting environment #firefighting
Firefighting System for Super Puma

Firefighting System for Super Puma

17-Oct-23 - United Rotorcraft, the MRO division of Air Methods, and DART Aerospace in new partnership to develop an aerial firefighting system for the Airbus Super Puma family of helicopters #firefighting
Rain and Uncrewed Black Hawk in Aerial Wildland Firefighting

Rain and Uncrewed Black Hawk in Aerial Wildland Firefighting

14-Oct-23 - Rain and Sikorsky are collaborating in advance rapid response capabilities for aerial wildland firefighting and will demonstrate how an uncrewed Black Hawk helicopter with Rain’s Wildfire Mission Autonomy System could respond rapidly to suppress incipient wildfires #firefighting
Canadian Helicopters Against Wildfires

Canadian Helicopters Against Wildfires

18-Aug-23 - Climate Change, Wildfires and the Role of Canada’s Military Helicopters #firefighting
Washington Guards Prepares for Fire Season

Washington Guards Prepares for Fire Season

28-Jul-23 - Washington Army National Guard 1-168th GSAB helicopter crews at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) prepares for a busy summer firefighting season #firefighting
Coulson Chinooks Against California Wildfires

Coulson Chinooks Against California Wildfires

14-Jul-23 - Coulson Aviation awarded year-round contract by Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura County fire departments to fight against wildfires in Southern California #firefighting
Los Angeles Fire Department Adds Bell 505

Los Angeles Fire Department Adds Bell 505

30-Jun-23 - Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) Added a new Bell 505 helicopter, FIRE 7, to its emergency services fleet #firefighting
FAA STC Amendment for H145D2/D3 Firefighter

FAA STC Amendment for H145D2/D3 Firefighter

28-Jun-23 - Canadian DART Aerospace receives amended FAA STC for the H145 Fire Attack System now approved for the Airbus EC145T2/H145 and H145D3 models #firefighting
07-Jun-23 EU Doubles rescEU for Firefighting Season 2023 #firefighting
30-May-23 Fire Attack Model 311 GII Approved for H145D2/D3 #firefighting
16-May-23 Erickson S-64F FAA Certified for NVG Operations #NVG
03-May-23 California Guard and Firefighters Annual Training #wildfires
25-Apr-23 Alpine Completed Bell 412 for NSW Rural Firefighters #NSW
20-Apr-23 Firefighter Helicopter for Douglas County, Colorado #Colorado
12-Apr-23 Remotely Controlled Firefighter Black Hawk Helicopter #firefighting
08-Mar-23 Coulson RADS-L for Columbia Model 234 Heli-Expo 2023
09-Jan-23 Argentina Leased Coulson Chinook Firefighter Helicopter #Chinook
09-Jan-23 Babcock Super Puma Firefighters in Chile #firefighting
06-Dec-22 Erickson Delivers 8th S-64 to Korea Forest Service #aircrane
21-Nov-22 West Virginia Guard Firefighting in Fayette County #WestVirginia
18-Nov-22 NSW Rural Fire Service Helicopter at Coffs Harbour #CoffsHarbour
13-Nov-22 Bell 412EPi Battling Montenegro Wildfires #montenegro
27-Sep-22 US Forest Service Firefighting Contract Partners #firefighting
06-Sep-22 Firefighter Sling Dragon Aerial Dispenser in Brazil #firefighting
02-Sep-22 Portugal Acquired Refurbished Black Hawk for Firefighting #BlackHawk
01-Sep-22 Chinook Firefighter Equipment from Helitak #chinook
04-Aug-22 Oklahoma Guards Against Wildfires #Oklahoma
15-Jun-22 European Commission Firefighting Fleet for 2022 Season #firefighting
16-May-22 FAA Aprovals for Helitak Black Hawk Fire Tank #firefighting
18-Apr-22 Kestrel Bell 212/412 in the Australian Firefighting Season #firefighting
23-Mar-22 DART Firefighting System for Kawasaki Bk117D3 #firefighting
23-Mar-22 Firefighting System for Santa Barbara County Black Hawk #SantaBarbara
15-Mar-22 Water Cannon for Erickson S-64 Air Crane Heli-Expo 2022
15-Mar-22 Sikorsky, United Rotorcraft Ready for Firehawk Demand Heli-Expo 2022
10-Mar-22 Florida National Guard Fighting Wildfires #firefighting
28-Feb-22 Firefighting Mission for the S-92 Helicopter #firefighting
23-Jan-22 More Options for Black Hawk Firefighters #firefighting
08-Jan-22 HeliQwest Black Hawk Firefighter in Australia #firefighting
22-Dec-21 First Mi-8MTV-1 Firefighter for Avialesokhrana #ForestFires
19-Dec-21 Helicopters on Alert for Forest Fires in Chile #Chile
02-Dec-21 New Helicopter for National Parks and Wildlife Service #NSW
20-Nov-21 Catalonia Firefighters New Bell 429 Helicopter #Pyrinees
18-Nov-21 Bell 412 Firefighting in Europe European Rotors 2021
17-Nov-21 First Flight of Upgraded Ka-32A11M Firefighter #firefighting
02-Nov-21 FAA Approved DART SkyCannon for Black Hawk #firefighting
14-Oct-21 Dart Aerospace Fire Attack® for Firehawk #firefighting
26-Sep-21 Aerial Firefighting Training by HM-12 #firefighting
14-Sep-21 United Rotorcraft Partnership with PZL Mielec #firefighting
26-Aug-21 S-70i Black Hawk for United Rotorcraft #firefighting
22-Aug-21 Wisconsin Guards to California and Washington #firefighting
19-Aug-21 S-70i Firehawk for Colorado #firehawk
18-Aug-21 Columbia Model 234 Chinook Firefighters in Turkey #chinook
16-Jun-21 Pennsylvania Guards Water Bucket Training #firefighting
07-Jun-21 Delivery of Two Firehawk to Ventura County #Firehawk
21-May-21 Edison Leasing Firefighting Helicopters #firefighting
16-May-21 NY Forest Rangers Training with Guard Black Hawk #firefighting
06-May-21 Columbia and Aurora to Enhance Aerial Firefighting #firefighting
05-May-21 H215 Super Puma Firefighters in Chile #firefighting
19-Apr-21 Firecat Super Puma in USA #firefighting
05-Apr-21 Erickson Firefighting in Greece #Greece
30-Mar-21 Erickson S-64 and Bell 214 for Firefighting #firefighting
24-Mar-21 Columbia Multi-Mission Helicopter Program #Chinook
23-Mar-21 Night Approval for Canadian AS365 Firefighter #firefighting
19-Mar-21 California Guard Crews Honored by HAI #firefighting
18-Jan-21 Kestrel Aviation Against Australia’s Bushfires #firefighting
25-Nov-20 New Forest Service Base at Payson Ranger District #firefighting
14-Nov-20 SkyLife in the California Wildfires #wildfires
30-Oct-20 Firefighting Testing of Mi-8AMT in Indonesia #firefighting
29-Oct-20 Kestrel Ready for Australia’s Fire Season #firefighting
14-Oct-20 Miami-Dade Firefighters First AW139 #firefighting
10-Oct-20 Santa Barbara County New Firehawk #firefighting
09-Oct-20 Chinook Firefighter for SCE and Orange County #firefighting
24-Sep-20 GHS Forest Fire Training in the Alps #firefighting
22-Sep-20 Baden-Wuerttemberg Police Now in Firefighting #firefighting
02-Sep-20 RAF Trainer Griffin Now is Firefighter in Canada #firefighting
30-Aug-20 Idaho National Guard Against California Wildfires #firefighters
24-Aug-20 AFDAU-T1 Tracker for Aerial Firefighters #firefighting
11-Aug-20 New Helicopter Express 407HP Firefighter #firefighting
30-Jul-20 Volga-Dnepr Delivers Two Mi-8 for Malaysian Firefighters #VolgaDnepr
13-Jul-20 Fire Aboard USS Bonhomme Richard #shipfire
10-Jun-20 Helinet Adds Black Hawk for California Firefighting #firefighting
20-May-20 US Forest Service Contract for K-MAX #wildfires
14-May-20 NY Guard Chinook in Water Bucket Training #firefighting
27-Feb-20 Aerial Firefighting AFF North America 2020 #firefighting
28-Jan-20 Goodrich Rescue Hoist for Firehawk Heli-Expo 2020
24-Jan-20 AEM Loudspeaker System for S-70i Firehawk #Loudspeaker
22-Jan-20 High-Altitude High-Precision Aerial Firefighting #firefighting
11-Jan-20 More Erickson S-64 Air Crane Ordered #firefighting
10-Jan-20 Operation Bushfire Assist 2019-2020 #bushfires
08-Jan-20 Kiwi NH90 Deployed Against Australia Bushfires #Bushfires
08-Jan-20 Singapore Chinooks Joins Australia Bushfires Fight #AustraliaBushfires
10-Dec-19 Three New Firehawk Helicopters for California #firefighting
09-Dec-19 Helitak FireCat for Austrian Super Puma #firefighting
02-Dec-19 10,000 Flight Hours for Australian EC135 Trainers #FlightHours
02-Dec-19 Four AW139 for Miami-Dade Firefighters #MiamiDade
26-Nov-19 Erickson Delivered K7 to Korean Forest Service #firefighting
11-Nov-19 NPAS Fire and First Aid Training #firefighting
10-Nov-19 LA County Firehawk to be Honored at Heli-Expo 2020 Heli-Expo 2020
04-Nov-19 Bambi Max and Sling Dragon Firefighting Demo #firefighting
04-Nov-19 ADS-B for LA County Firefighting Helicopters #ADSB
30-Oct-19 Internal Fire Attack System for Black Hawk #BlackHawk
16-Oct-19 Russia Offers Upgrade Ka-32A11M to South Korea #Ka32A11M
08-Oct-19 SEI Industries Finalist for BC Export Awards #exporting
03-Oct-19 DART Aerospace Acquires Simplex Aerospace #firefighting
01-Oct-19 Firefighting in Australia with the Bell 412 #Bell412
25-Sep-19 DART Rappel Kit Approved for US Forest Service ELAM #firefighting
11-Sep-19 Airbus Foundation Against Amazon Fires #AmazonFires
07-Sep-19 900-Gallon Tank for Commercial Black Hawk Firefighter #BlackHawk
26-Jul-19 Three Firefighters Ka-32 Delivered to Turkey’ Kaan Air #firefighting
23-Jul-19 UCSD WIFIRE Monitoring on Coulson Firewatch S-76 #WIFIRE
29-Jun-19 Bambi Max Firefighting System Demo in Chile #BambiBucket
07-Jun-19 Firefighting at the Bristol Royal Infirmary #firefighting
24-Apr-19 Navy Firefighting in Southern Guam #firefighting
18-Apr-19 Italian Firefighters Received New AW139 #firefighting
10-Apr-19 LAFD Plan to Adopt Drones DJI to Save Lives #drones
07-Apr-19 Mi-171 with VK-2500-03 Engine Certified in China #VK2500
26-Mar-19 Firefighter AW189 at LIMA 2019 LIMA 2019
21-Mar-19 Sikorsky Recognizes LACoFD for Battling Woolsey Fire #WoolseyFire
07-Mar-19 S-70M Gets FAA Certification for Civilian Use Heli-Expo 2019
06-Mar-19 240 and 260 USG Firefighting Buckets Heli-Expo 2019
04-Mar-19 Coulson and Unical in Firefighting Joint Venture Heli-Expo 2019
26-Feb-19 Hydrants for Helicopters RASS #firefighting
25-Jan-19 ADS-B Out Mandate for Aerial Firefighting #firefighting
08-Jan-19 Night Firebombing for the First Time in Australia #firefighting
16-Dec-18 Los Angeles Fire Department Orders Fifth AW139 #LosAngeles
04-Dec-18 Malaysia Firefighters AW189 Enter Service #Firefighers
16-Nov-18 Firefighter Helicopters in the California’ Woolsey Fire #WoolseyFire
25-Aug-18 Air Methods to Customize Ventura County Firehawks #firefighting
01-Aug-18 Schriever Air Force Base Firefighters #firefighting
28-Jun-18 Guardian Tested New DART Firefighting Bucket #firefighting
06-Jun-18 STC for Kawak New Chinook Water Tank #firefighting
25-Apr-18 Water Tanks for Billings Flying Service Chinooks #firefighting
06-Apr-18 Royal Sussex County Hospital Fire Suppression System
06-Apr-18 Boise Firefighters Training with the National Guard
04-Apr-18 Black Hawk Firefighter Tour in Latin America FIDAE 2018
15-Mar-18 Simplex Internal Fire Attack System for Black Hawk
05-Mar-18 California Wild Fires 2017
01-Mar-18 DART Firefighting Bucket Heli-Expo 2018
26-Feb-18 Sikorsky Recognized Los Angeles County Fire Dept Heli-Expo 2018
22-Feb-18 Aerial Firefighting North America Conference 2018
25-Jan-18 U.S. Aerial Firefighters 2017 Balance
22-Dec-17 KAI Tested KUH-1 Surion Firefighter Variant
18-Dec-17 Erickson 20th Fire Season in Australia
06-Dec-17 Firefighter Chinook Tracking System
22-Nov-17 Two Additional H225 for South Korea Firefighters
16-Oct-17 Travis County Acquires 3 AW169 with Simplex Tanks
11-May-17 Simplex SkyCannon for Chinese AC313
08-May-17 Completed Inspections for Korean Firefighters H225
28-Apr-17 Wildland Firefighting Exercise 2017 Coming Up
27-Mar-17 VNH Mi-172 to Indonesia for Firefighting Service
12-Mar-17 Erickson to Build S-64E for Korea Forest Service
27-Dec-16 US Army Europe Firefighters
22-Dec-16 Kumamoto Firefighters Orders AS365N3+
16-Nov-16 Honeywell Engine Redefines Firefighting Helicopters
17-Aug-16 Kawak New Fire Bucket Pump Models
08-Aug-16 Erickson and Kestrel Extension in Australia
07-Jun-16 First Deployment for Firefighter CH-47D Chinook
26-Apr-16 JTF-Bravo Trains Central American Firefighters
22-Apr-16 JTF-Bravo Support Panama in Fighting Wildfire
21-Apr-16 New Thermal Imaging Solutions for Firefighters
17-Apr-16 Nevada National Guard Train with California Firefighters
01-Apr-16 Fire Attack System for the CH-47D Chinook
02-Mar-16 LACoFD Receives Sikorsky Rescue Award Heli-Expo 2016
12-Feb-16 Marines Osprey Tilt-Rotor Can Support Cal Fire
14-Jan-16 Volo Mission Hosting Helicopter Firefighting Seminar
23-Nov-15 Simplex High Rise Firefighting System for the H225
23-Nov-15 Firefighting Ka-32A11BC for China
23-Nov-15 Two K-MAX for Firefighting in China
24-Aug-15 Erickson Secures Turkish Firefighting Contract
21-Aug-15 PJ Helicopters Utility Hawk
28-Jul-15 Mi-26, Mi-8, and Ka-32 Helps in Firefighting
17-Jun-15 Russian helicopters Ka-32 in Europe Firefighting Paris Air Show 2015
14-Apr-15 South Carolina National Guard Firefighting Training
03-Mar-15 INAER Bell 212 for Ministry of the Environment Firefighting Heli-Expo 2015
10-Dec-14 Japan Iwate Prefecture Orders AW139 for Firefighting
18-Nov-14 Unmanned K-MAX Demonstrate Firefighting Capability
23-Jul-14 INAER flying firecrews combat Spain wildfire season
15-Nov-13 Beijing Firefighters Received AW139 Helicopter #firefighting
21-Feb-13 The Global Helicopter Firefighting Initiative
05-Feb-13 INAER Chile reinforces firefighting fleet
19-Jun-12 US Forest Service adds 4 heavy helicopters
22-Feb-10 Eurocopter Presents New EC225 Fire-Fighting System

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