Record high calls for help are stressing Colorado’s mountain firefighters, emergency responders
Fire chiefs in 15 resort-region fire protection districts report record call volume in 2021 and 2022 as they struggle to hire firefighters, recruit volunteers due to high cost of living and housing prices
Fuel shortage could ground firefighting aircrafts in the West during a potentially ferocious wildfire season
As wildfires rage in the West, Biden temporarily raises federal firefighter pay to $15/hr
Biden's plan would add or convert to full-time nearly 1,000 firefighters across a host of agencies
Colorado-based Global Supertanker, the world’s largest firefighting plane, is shut down as fire season begins
The Global SuperTanker is a converted Boeing 747 plane that can dump up to 19,200 gallons of water or flame retardant in just six seconds
You’ve seen those massive jets fighting Colorado’s wildfires. Meet the pilots who get “down and dirty” flying them.
A pair of DC-10 widebody jets from New Mexico dump 10,000 gallons of retardant in a single trip as part of an expanding, quick-strike aerial strategy.