We wanted to share this video, especially for those that have wildfires. This is a great video of the Spanish Air Force 43 Grupo. The video is a compilation of scenes during Air Force operations to combat wildfires in Spain. The cockpit shots really give you a perspective on water scoop and fire drop operations, including the very turbulent air currents from the fires.
Here at NFPA we put a lot of effort toward wildfire mitigation and management. Brush, grass or forest fires don’t have to be disasters. The Firewise Communities program encourages local solutions for safety by involving homeowners in taking individual responsibility for preparing their homes from the risk of wildfire.
In addition, Annex B Air Operation for Forest, Brush, and Grass Fires in NFPA 1143, Standard for Wildland Fire Management discusses aerial water drops as a way to fight wildfire. You can preview NFPA 1143 though NFPA's free access website.