< Back to All News

CAL FIRE and National Guard Fire Training

As drought conditions continue to have a  hold on California, Cal Fire and the California National Guard are holding their annual fire aviation training. The joint helicopter training is scheduled for several days staring today at the Cal Fire academy in Ione and at Lake Pardee in Amador County.
Click here to listen to Dennis Mathisen

Skilled pilots and crew that can get the water drop on target are a major tool in the fight against wildfires. During the joint helicopter training, and in consideration of the drought, they are changing the gamebook a little bit this year and will not be dropping water on the ridge tops.
Click here to listen to Dennis Mathisen

The training will run for three days.

KNCO Web Comments Guidelines

  1. Keep it clean. Comments with inappropriate language, no matter how cleverly spelled or decorated will not be posted.
  2. Comments on the way the story was written or misspelled words will be passed on to the story authors and not posted.
  3. Please use your real name. Anonymous comments or comments posted using a fake name or web handle may not be posted.
  4. Please use your real email address so we can contact you.
  5. No flaming. Any comments that are primarily of a name calling finger pointing nature may not be posted.
  6. The comment section is not a right it is a privilege. KNCO retains all rights as to what is posted on its website.

Leave A Comment



* captcha