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California Wildfires Show the Value of Old Tech

When cell coverage goes down, it’s all ham radios and sirens to the rescue. Wildfires that killed nine people in a remote Northern California county last month also crippled landlines, cell phones, and internet service, the local sheriff said Thursday, … Continue reading

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Air Tanker Crash Kills 2 at Utah Wildfire

An air tanker dropping retardant on a remote wildfire along the Utah-Nevada line crashed Sunday afternoon, killing both crew members, authorities said. The pilots were fighting the 5,000-acre White Rock Fire, which began burning Friday night after a lightning strike … Continue reading

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Air Force Reservists, National Guard, Fly to Fight Wildfires with Forest Service

Flying C-130 Hercules aircraft and equipped with roll-on Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems (MAFFS) which dispense retardant, U.S. Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard crews have been training around the country to help suppress wildfires this season. The highly … Continue reading

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