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OKC police and firefighters use helicopter to fight fires from the air

Oklahoma City firefighters have a new tool in their arsenal. To fight not only the flames on the ground but not in the sky. And it will make them work side by side with the police. There is a bucket attached to a helicopter, which is filled with water and thrown over a fire. Oklahoma City Fire and Police Departments are now working together to fight grass fires, using the police helicopter with the 180-gallon bucket attached. “To have this resource now available that we can drop water, large amounts of water from the air precisely where it needs to be is super important,” the fire department spokesman said. ‘Oklahoma City, Benny Fulkerson. Grass fires can be difficult to fight. “Just getting the resources to those who can get the water to a fire like that, just over land, is sometimes very difficult with the terrain. You have fences that cross, pastures, ravines , mud – you name it, it’s tough,” Fulkerson said.The two agencies also provide long-distance rescue training.

Oklahoma City firefighters have a new tool in their arsenal.

To fight not only the flames on the ground but not in the sky. And it will make them work side by side with the police.

There is a bucket attached to a helicopter, which is filled with water and thrown over a fire.

Oklahoma City Fire and Police Departments are now working together to fight grass fires, using the police helicopter with the 180-gallon bucket attached.

“To have this resource now available that we can drop water, large amounts of water from the air precisely where it needs to be is super important,” the fire department spokesman said. ‘Oklahoma City, Benny Fulkerson.

Grass fires can be difficult to fight.

“Just getting the resources to those who can get the water to a fire like that, just over land, is sometimes very difficult with the terrain. You have fences that cross, pastures, ravines , mud – you name it, it’s tough,” Fulkerson said.

The two agencies also organize longline rescue training.

“These are firefighters who could essentially operate at the bottom of a static line, suspended from a police department helicopter to perform rescues in different situations,” he said.

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