5.2.5. Basic Wildfire Suppression Strategy and Tactics Copy

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Water / Retardant Delivery

Skimmers, “Water Bombers”

Can re-load by skimming across a water body.
If water body is nearby, these aircraft can make repeated drops.

Drop Zone Notification

Impending Drop: Fast “warble” siren

All Clear: Slow “wailing” siren

Drop Zone Emergency Safety Procedures IF CAUGHT
IN A DROP ZONE

Land-based, “Air Tankers”

Based out of an airport.
Used for one-strike initial attack.