5.2.2. Basic Wildfire Suppression Strategy and Tactics Copy

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Aircraft Water Delivery

Belly Tank

Special attachment to fuselage.
Must be monitored closely for cost and effectiveness.
Should be supported by ground crews.
Filled from any suitable water source using snorkel hose.

Water Bombers

Skimmer aircraft can deliver large amounts of water to the fire if a suitable water body is near the fire area.
Most have foam injection capabilities

Bucketing

Various sizes to suit helicopter.
Must be monitored closely for cost and effectiveness.
Under most circumstances, alternative, less expensive water delivery methods should be employed, once fire perimeter is secured.
Bucketing should be supported by ground crews.