Media Advisory: Wildfire Air Tanker Demonstration and Display at NoCo Regional Airport
Wildfire Air Tanker Demonstration and Display at NoCo Regional Airport
Denver, CO- The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) along with Airstrike Firefighters will be hosting a media day, featuring Airstrike’s P-3 firefighting airtanker, COFire Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT), and DFPCs Multi Mission Aircraft (MMA).
These air tankers will conduct a demonstration drop using BLAZETAMER380, a water enhancer (Gel) at Northern Colorado Regional Airport in Loveland, CO.
DFPCs call when needed contract with Airstrike will allow the State of Colorado (and federal agencies, if requested) to access Airstrike’s P-3 firefighting airtankers to help combat wildfires in the state.
“This agreement ensures that we could have the appropriate suppression resources available to protect the citizens of the State of Colorado for years to come,” said DFPC Director Mike Morgan. “The P-3 Orion is a proven aerial asset that can operate efficiently in our high-altitude and high-temperature conditions.”
Learn more about Airstrike at www.airstrikefirefighters.com
Learn more about DFPCs aerial resources at www.colorado.gov/dfpc
OPEN TO MEDIA AND COMMUNITY:
DATE: Friday, June 28, 2019
*The demonstration of the drop will take place starting at 10:30; static display to follow
*The demonstration of the drop can be seen from the Airport terminal, end of the runway. Please gather there.
*Contact DFPC PIO Caley Fisher for more information