California is preparing for a very long night, Tanker 910, Tanker 911 and Tanker 914 have assembled at McCarren Fire base as Cali begins to burn. Tanker 944 is also back from South America on Call When Needed Call.
Along with 10 Tanker Air Carrier and The Global Supertanker Neptune has deployed five more of their Tanker 01, Tanker 02, Tanker 10, Tanker 12, Tanker 15 CalFire also has their own S2Ts on stand by. Coulson has Tanker 134, a C-130 and Tanker 137, a Boeing 737-300. Calfire helicopters also are on stand by to support fires. Right now Night Qualified aircrews are attacking as we speak.
I’ll update this threat through out the night
As a former Wildland firefighter, I really don’t feel great about nigh ops with aviation. I don’t know if the risk is worth the rewards. When I took IC (Incident commander, lower level) classes I was taught to always consider the safety of the air resource before ordering.