Author Topic: Fire Fighting Ideas and Inspiration  (Read 3091 times)

Offline Volkodav

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Re: Fire Fighting Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #50 on: May 03, 2020, 08:16:50 PM »
Apparently during serious bushfires around Sydney a decade or more ago they set up airport fire track across the fire front in one critical area and continuously blasted the fire with their water cannon.  A fleet of milk tanker tracks had been conscripted to bring a constant supply of water to the trucks with the water cannon.

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Re: Fire Fighting Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #51 on: May 05, 2020, 11:22:32 PM »
My buddy insists on sending me listings from this site. I keep responding "get thee behind me, Satan, and stop pushing".

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Re: Fire Fighting Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #52 on: May 06, 2020, 03:12:15 AM »
Apparently during serious bushfires around Sydney a decade or more ago they set up airport fire track across the fire front in one critical area and continuously blasted the fire with their water cannon.  A fleet of milk tanker tracks had been conscripted to bring a constant supply of water to the trucks with the water cannon.

IIRC in California a few years ago there was a problem getting water to the fire trucks. It wasn’t the lack of tanker trucks but the unloading process was holding things up. Problem solved by using concrete trucks which didn’t hold as much as an 18 wheel tanker but could unload very quickly into the portable “swimming pools” that the fire trucks where drawing from. Diorama possibility?

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Re: Fire Fighting Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #53 on: May 15, 2020, 03:26:30 AM »
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And they’re off! Neptune’s T-15 kicks off her season in Lake City, Florida today. Many thanks to Greg Doyle who shared this photo of T-15 on the Saddle Ridge fire in 2019.

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Offline nils

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Re: Fire Fighting Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #54 on: June 06, 2020, 02:55:49 AM »
Always, a movie from 1989 with firefighter converted aircraft, lots of C-119's, catalina's, DC-6,....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxMZnKm-kAw
« Last Edit: June 06, 2020, 02:57:37 AM by nils »
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