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2014-06-17 08:20:54

Aerial Firefighters Assure Aircraft Availability Through Aggressive Prep Work WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Operational readiness of firefighting aircraft during mandatory availability periods (MAPs) is assured, annually, thanks to an ongoing focus on heavy maintenance events scheduled for the low fire risk winter months. MAPs are the specific time frames, usually ranging between 90 and 180 days, when the operators are contractually obligated to Federal or State...

2014-05-23 20:20:38

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- More helicopters and fixed wing aircraft are being deployed to battle the Slide Fire in Northern Arizona. The fire, which has consumed over 4,830 wildland acres, is burning in the Flagstaff area which includes Sedona, one of the state's major tourist destinations. The additional aerial assets have been ordered to the scene by the US Forest Service, as more residents have been told to evacuate by local authorities over the last few...

2014-05-19 08:20:45

WASHINGTON, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Private operators of fixed wing tankers and helicopters are deploying assets to San Diego County, California, to help fight a series of catastrophic, still uncontained fires which have destroyed nearly 10,000 acres, and an estimated 30 structures to date. "Our focus has been on the Freeway Fire near Camp Pendleton since May 13, using a P2V and a BAe 146 tanker flying out of San Bernardino," said Dan Snyder, Chief Operating Officer of...

2014-05-01 20:22:20

TORONTO, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Augusta Resource Corporation (TSX and NYSE MKT: AZC) ("Augusta" or the "Company") provided a permitting update today on its Rosemont Copper Project ("Rosemont" or the "Project"). US Forest Service (USFS): Record of Decision The objection review process for the draft Record of Decision ("ROD") concluded on April 30, 2014. Rosemont has been informed by the USFS that it will take additional time to review the approximately 100 comments received...

2014-02-19 12:22:19

2014 Fire Season Preparedness WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Aerial firefighting companies have focused on an earlier than normal fire season in the western United States as the region continues to cope with dry conditions. But that does not mean they are taking short cuts in a multi-step annual preparedness process, which includes scheduled aircraft maintenance. For example, Columbia Helicopters of Portland, Oregon, operates a Model 234 Chinook and...

2014-02-18 16:20:27

Intermountain Helicopter Upgrade WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Aerial firefighting specialist Intermountain Helicopter is putting its only aircraft, a Bell 212 HP, through an estimated $450,000 retrofit involving airframe modification, an avionics upgrade and engine replacement in preparation for this year's fire season. Of that amount, some $70,000 will be spent to meet US Forest Service (USFS) contractual mandates. "It is very unusual for a company of our size...

2014-01-08 12:20:29

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- With a record-breaking year for low rainfall in California, aerial firefighters are on alert during what has historically been a post-fire season period for the drought-plagued state. Indicative of the seriousness of the extremely high fire danger right now, Rogers Helicopters received an exclusive use contract extension from the US Forest Service (USFS) for one of its Bell 212 helicopters, according to Robin Rogers, the...


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Gifford Pinchot National Forest
2013-11-25 14:48:46

The Gifford Pinchot National Forest is a national forest found in southern Washington, USA, managed by the US Forest Service. It has an area of 1.32 million acres and extends 116 kilometers along the western slopes of Cascade Range from Mount Rainier National Park to the Columbia River. The forest straddles the crest of the South Cascades of Washington State, spread over broad old growth forests, high mountain meadows, several glaciers, and a number of volcanic peaks. The forests highest...

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