Video – working with air attack

Today the folks at the National Interagency Fire Center uploaded  a video that covers air to ground communication and tips about working with Air Attack and aerial resources. It stars  Gil Dustin, the Bureau of Land Management Air Attack Program Manager.

5 thoughts on “Video – working with air attack”

  1. I thought the video was pretty well put together. My only ciriticism would be that some of the footage was pretty ancient. Scenes that I saw when I was trainiing to be an ATGS in the ’70s. I’m sure that there is a lot of newer videos images that could have been used. Gil did a good job with the narration.

      1. I didn’t say that I didn’t like it. The old footage actually brought back some good old memories. I’m just saying if this is a current training video, the footage needs to be updated. As for “Man Against Fire” I remember watching it when it was new. I think I even took it home once and showed to my family. We didn’t have a lot to do at those old outlying ranger stations in those days.

  2. B-25 to the “10” Excellent. When I see a fire fighters wearing their helmet with the bill over the neck it reminds me of an incident that I was involved with in the 1960’s Sierra N.F. Fence Meadow Helitack. That night a lightning storm started several fires in the Kings River drainage. UGLY TOUCH COUNTRY, unless your a rafter. A fellow fire control aid and I responded to the fire in a Hiller 12E flown by Harry Rogers. As per the “recon” one large stag 100 % slope ( more like 200%) in the brush. A B-17 ( Don Oranbaum and I think Bob Forbes) Fresno, had put a couple of “doors” on it? Wearing our heli-jumper asbestos suits we jumped (more like leaped) the fire. With a chain saw on a rope let down from inside the………….
    To the point: As the saw man attempted to cut down the snag something happened. The saw kidded back (I was the lookout) still running it hit him in the face or more correctly the bill of the helmet. The saw laid a channel into the helmets bill (steel then) and shaved off about 1/2 inch of the saw guys nose. He had his chaps on (for you safety types). Patched up with a little less weight on his face we walked (climbed) most of next day to a place where we could cut an spot to be picked up by the helicopter.

    1. “Asbestos helijump suits” you mean canvas and felt. “Steel” hardhats were aluminum. What have you been smoking???

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