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13 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Firefighters

Growing up a firefighter’s kid, you learn most of this first-hand. Here’s a life lesson for the rest of you.

6. Things really do get crazy around a full moon.

Source: 13 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Firefighters | Mental Floss

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Lockheed’s Firefighting Robo-Copter Gets Closer to Service

Lockheed Martin has again demonstrated its autonomous, water-dropping, firefighting helicopter.

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$75,000 in rewards offered to catch operators who flew drones above fires

San Bernardino County supervisors unanimously agreed Tuesday to offer $75,000 in rewards for help in tracking down drone operators who interfered with firefighters during three major wildfires this summer.

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Military’s Self-Flying Helicopter Gets Modded to Fight Wildfires

Anything that can be done to keep the birds in the air as much as possible during an emergency.

Earlier this month, Lockheed and Kaman took the K-MAX to an FAA drone test facility in upstate New York to demonstrate its capabilities for experts from the Department of the Interior, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Forest Service, the folks who manage much of the land that’s especially susceptible to wildfires.

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