Cal Fire crews in northern California prep for wildfire season with brand new equipment

  • Source: KNTV NBC 11 San Jose
  • Published: 04/02/2024 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Cal Fire crews in Santa Clara County started preparing for wildfire season Monday and they have a brand new spectacular piece of equipment to help them do it. “It is hoist capable, [has a] 1,000 gallon tank. This is our snorkel right there,” said Captain Mike Young of the Alma Helitack Base. He couldn’t be more proud of the craft just added to the Cal Fire fleet to stop fires and save lives. “We're gonna get to you quicker, we're gonna be be able to bring more water, we're gonna be able to stay longer, and based on what we’re doing tonight, we’re going to be able to stay through the time where we would’ve had to go home,” said Young. He, and a Cal Fire crew continued their training, lifting off from the Santa Cruz Mountains bound for wildlands near Livermore, looking through night goggles, finding the water, doing several drops.


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