Alberta Wildfire published a series of three tweets showing training for helitack personnel. One of the two videos shows four firefighters being transported at the end of a long line below a helicopter.
This tweet comes shortly after the news that Alberta plans to eliminate their helicopter rappel program, affecting 63 firefighters.
Click on the tweet below to see two additional tweets on the topic, including two videos.
We use a few techniques to get firefighters on the ground quickly when a wildfire is detected. Firefighters carried by a line underneath a helicopter is called Human External Cargo (HEC). pic.twitter.com/zAGt3zfKgH
— Alberta Wildfire (@AlbertaWildfire) November 8, 2019