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US Forest Service to Resume Wildfire Night Flying In SoCal Next Year

August 18, 2012

Study Identified 130 Mitigation Measures That Need To Be Addressed Beginning next year the U.S. Forest Service will contract a helicopter capable of fighting wildfire at night in a move to strengthen the agency’s capability to suppress fires and better protect firefighters and communities in Southern California. “We have made this important decision very carefully,” said Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell. “We have studied night operations from every angle—risk management, business and operations—and we have concluded we can conduct night operations safely and effectively.”

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