On The Sixth Day of Christmas …..

The (Wild)Fire Season gave to thee…..

6 Helitack Crews Rappelling…

Helitack crews are specially trained in the tactical and logistical use of helicopters for fire suppression. These crews can be rapidly deployed and are often the first to respond to a wildland fire. Helitack crews are also trained to “rappel” from a hovering helicopter in areas where the terrain or vegetation does not allow the helicopter to land.  A primary job for the crew is to load and unload “slings” of equipment and supplies needed for firefighting. (Sources: National Park Service/US Department of the Interior)

5 I M T ‘ s….

4 Bulldozers Dozing…

3 Incident Command Posts….

2 Fire Chasers….

And A  Serious Fire Blogger….


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