Maryland State Police helicopter Trooper 3, based in Frederick, Maryland, responded to Chimney Rock.
Israeli police welcome new squadron
The Israeli police inaugurated its new aerial firefighting squadron at a ceremony on 6 February. It was announced last year that the responsibility of aerial firefighting was being moved from the Air Force to the police service. The new squadron is named the ‘Elad Squadron’, after Elad Riven, an Israeli volunteer firefighter who was killed during the 2010 Carmel disaster.
The squadron has already been called into action, helping to tackle the recent wildfires that swept through Israel, including the city of Haifa.
Reed Exhibitions looks forward to the Helitech International event taking place in London, UK, in October
The new model was purchased by REACH specifically for service in Montana.
The contract will mean continued high activity at Bristow Norway’s helicopter base at Hammerfest, said the firm.
After the widespread devastation, unmanned aircraft were invaluable in supporting response and recovery efforts.