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Friday, August 17, 2012

Photo: California Air National Guard MAFFS, drops retardant on a wildfire

California Air National Guard MAFFS In Action

A California Air National Guard C130-J Hercules, equipped with Modular Airborne Firefighting System, drops retardant on a wildfire near Twin Falls, Idaho, Aug. 8, 2012. The 146th Airlift Wing currently has two C130-Js and about 30 personnel who have been activated since June 30, 2012, to assist the U.S. Forest Service fighting fires in the Northwest.

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****REMINDER**** Every fire has the ability to be catastrophic. The wildland fire management environment has profoundly changed. Growing numbers of communities, across the nation, are experiencing longer fire seasons; more frequent, bigger, and more severe, fires are a real threat. Be careful with all campfires and equipment.
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