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A DC-10 Air Tanker Took A Dump On This Camera Guy

The town of Chelan in central Washington state is currently under evacuation orders as wildfires sparked by lightning prove difficult to contain. But that didn’t stop KOMO News photographer Eric Jensen from getting this amazing shot of a 10 Tanker Air Carrier DC-10 making a drop directly over his head.… »8/15/15 11:31am8/15/15 11:31am

Evergreen's Defunct 747 Supertanker Is Rising From The Ashes

All different kinds of aircraft that have been used to fight fires, from tiny Air Boss tankers to the oversized Erickson S-64 Aircrane helicopter. But the biggest and baddest of them all was the Evergreen Supertanker, a modified 747 that has recently been sidelined due to financial woes. A new company plans to change… »8/13/15 9:00pm8/13/15 9:00pm

Russia's Huge "Robot" Firefighting Tank Is Being Put Into Army Service

Russia’s innovative “Special Firefighting Vehicle” is being thrust into operation with the Russian Army. It will supposedly go where no fire truck or human can and will be assigned missions including everything from search and rescue, to putting out fires at weapons depots, to creating fire-lines for forest fire… »5/26/15 9:23am5/26/15 9:23am

News Chopper Live-Streamed This Unbelievable Highway Fire In Michigan

WXYZ Detroit has a helicopter circling highway I-94 near Dearborn, Michigan right now and it's streaming live video of the most hellacious conflagration I've ever seen. A tanker truck reportedly hit a car and exploded at around 11:00AM EST, taking several smaller vehicles with it. »3/11/15 11:46am3/11/15 11:46am

How Friendly Competition In Firefighter Training Almost Killed Me

In my fire department, I'm proud to say officers stress safety above all else. They're constantly reminding us to work smooth and never sacrifice safety for speed. But this hasn't been instilled in the mind of every probationary member yet. That's why we train, and why I almost lost my head to a hose coupling. »8/12/14 7:46pm8/12/14 7:46pm

Airport Fire Truck Versus Military Flamethrower: Who Wins?

The E-One Titan Force fire truck is one of the fastest in the fleet, and can spray 25 gallons of water per second from its pair of front-mounted turrets. Then again, a Marine welding an M-9 flamethrower can unleash a 3,500ºF rail of inferno with the push of a button. Which device will establish dominance? »5/12/14 10:08am5/12/14 10:08am