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Your California Fire Pilots Association Resource Center

Accurate updates about active wildfires near you.

2022 Fire Season

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VICE News embeds with an elite crew of firefighters as they battle wildfires during one of the worst fire seasons on record, with short staffing in the middle of a pandemic.

“The combination of our two companies will accelerate our growth into key new markets such as aviation support services, contractor logistics support, intelligence solutions, and training,” said John Vollmer, Amentum’s CEO.


A great blog post from Dauntless Aviation about the unique paths many pilots take to be able to get a career in aerial firefighting.

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Our friend Phil “Hawk” Hawkins was recently diagnosed with Advanced Liver Disease (ALD).  Phil has provided vision and leadership while serving as a wildland firefighter in the Hotshot, Helishot, Helitack, FireWatch and Aerial Supervision/Leadplane programs. 

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