An 81m aerial platform for the Lotos Refinery

Lotos Straż, a fire service of Grupa LOTOS in Gdańsk, Poland has received an 81m Bronto F81HLA aerial platform, making them the owners of one of the highest firefighting platforms in the European Union. The Bronto F81HLA is the newest addition to LOTOS…

Santa Maria Central Coast Jet Center hosts firefighting aircraft and Congressional Western Caucus

The Congressional Western Caucus Foundation held a gathering of 15 US Members of Congress and a number of congressional staff at the Santa Maria (SMX) US Forest Service Air Tanker Base in June. Hosted by the Central Coast Jet Center,…

Dauntless Air enters 2021 wildfire season with expanded fleet of 15 Fire Bosses

As the 2021 wildfire season gets underway, aerial firefighting leader Dauntless Air today announced that it has added two new Fire Bosses to the nation’s largest and most technologically advanced Fire Boss fleet. In pursuit of its mission to protect…

Cutting-edge design puts fires out faster

You could say that flying was in Jason Schellaars blood from a very early age. Fascinated with aircraft and how they worked, he spent every free moment building model planes and helicopters. In fact, his passion for flying burned so…

Victorian fire agencies take collaborative work to the skies
One of Australia’s smallest states, Victoria is also one of the country’s – and the world’s – most bushfire prone areas. The “We Work as One” mantra of its Country Fire Authority (CFA), Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFM Vic) and…
Fire suppressant – NEXTGEN water enhancer innovation

Fire suppressants have been around since the first time that water was used to put out a campfire. Water remains the most available, cheapest, and highly effective direct attack suppressant available to the wildland fire community, but as we all…

Night fire suppression operations trial – Emergency Management Victoria

Night firebombing has the potential to significantly improve Australia’s aerial firefighting capability in support of hard working ground crews, to better protect life, property and critical infrastructure during major bushfires and emergencies and to extend the daytime aerial operations into…

Dauntless Air Expands Fire Boss Fleet

Aerial firefighting leader grows as demand increases for modernized wildfire approach Dauntless Air, an aerial firefighting company deeply dedicated to protecting people, land and property from the devastation of wildfires, today announced it has added two AT-802F Fire Boss aircraft…

Australian Eyes in the Sky

Air Affairs Australia has been providing Airborne Bushfire Reconnaissance services in Australia since 1994 and Chris Sievers, Managing Director, and his team have not stopped developing new firefighting technologies since then. Starting out with a hired Learjet 35A aircraft configured…

Collaboratively managing our aerial firefighting resources

The reality of firefighting is that it is a complex science. Now more than ever aerial operations are needed to assist resources on the ground. The National Aerial Firefighting Centre (NAFC) supports aerial firefighting capabilities through its collaborative approach to…

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