After numerous devastating wildfires in 2017 the Kansas Forest Service began a program to make more single engine air tankers (SEAT) available to assist firefighters on the ground.
Below are quotes from a KSN interview of agricultural pilot Bill Garrison, one of the seven pilots that Kansas can draw upon to operate a SEAT as needed now that they have gone through a day of field and tactical training.
The quicker you are on top of the fire, fighting it, the better results you have.
When we get a phone call, we go dump water on the fire.
Flames were over the cockpit of the airplane. I was flying at night.