Erickson Inc. has been awarded two exclusive-use contracts with Alaska’s Dept. of Natural Resources for wildfire suppression.
Under the contracts, Erickson will provide two medium-lift helicopters; one based in Palmer and another in Fairbanks. The contracts are for one year, with four additional option years.
Erickson President and CEO Jeff Roberts said the company has supported fire-suppression efforts in Palmer and Fairbanks for the last 15 years and support facilities in Anchorage, Deadhorse, Nome and the Kenai Peninsula.