Aviation

Photo of a map with a red line around the fire border and a bright yellow showing the intense heat.

Infrared Technology from Aircraft Helps Pioneer Firefighters

Fire managers for the Pioneer Fire have also been using a fixed wing aircraft from the National Infrared Operations outfitted with a thermal infrared scanner since its start in July.

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Photo of scooper flying in the sky.Scoopers play a significant role in fighting fires

Water scooper tactics play an important role in wildfire suppression by dropping water directly on burning fuel, often with short turnaround times due to proximity to water sources.

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