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November 15, 2018

Columbia Helicopters Scrambled Available Aircraft to Fight California Wildfires

Oregon-based Columbia Helicopters said Nov. 14 it has put all of its available iron in…

November 14, 2018

Fighting ‘Camp Fire’ is Personal for California’s PJ Helicopters

For PJ Helicopters, the efforts to knock down California's deadly Camp Fire, 90 miles north…

November 13, 2018

45 Helicopters Combat Raging California Wildfires

Nearly 9,000 firefighters, fixed-wing aircraft, ground equipment and 45 helicopters, including Sikorsky S-70 Firehawks and…

October 23, 2018

Flying From Fire to Fire Not Out of the Norm for S-70s in Los Angeles County

Flying from fire to fire is not out of the ordinary for the Los ...

October 16, 2018

New Rescue Hoist to Aid in Injured Firefighters Rescue in Nevada

The Nevada Department of Forestry is rolling out an advanced rescue hoist ...

August 23, 2018

United Secures Firehawk Contract for Ventura County Fire

California's Ventura County Fire Department signed a contract with United Rotorcraft to convert two surplus…

August 17, 2018

Update: MQ-9, Rotorcraft Aid ‘Combat-Like’ California Firefighting Ops

An airman from the California Air National Guard's 163rd Attack Wing marshals a U.S. Air…

August 08, 2018

Updated: Dozens of US Military Rotorcraft Deployed to Fight Fires Along US West Coast

A UH-60 Black Hawk of the California Army National Guard hovers above Lake Pardee in…

July 16, 2018

San Diego Fire Gets First Black Hawk for Aerial Firefighting

San Diego Fire-Rescue Senior Pilot Chris Hartnell (left) and Chief Chuck Macfarland accepted the department's…

July 02, 2018

Update: Cal Fire Battles Latest California Wildfire Engulfing 86K Acres

Update July 5, 2018: As of the morning of July 5, the wildfire has grown…