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2017 American Heroes Air Show, Los Angeles - Nov. 4, 2017

On Saturday, November 4, 2017 over 20 helicopters converged on the Hansen Dam Recreation Park in Los Angeles for the 2017 American Heroes Air Show.  Twenty demonstration/display aircraft entertained and informed members of the public during this free annual event.  Helicopters from the US military, public safety, media and more were on hand for public viewing.  Dozens of static displays, delicious food and helicopter rides were also available at the event. 

The lack of a water truck resulted in a "brown-out" as many of the aircraft arrived early in the morning before the event. ©Craig Durling

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LACoFD Catalina Brush Fire Drill - April 2017

In April of 2017 I flew to Santa Catalina Island with members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department to document a large scale brush fire training drill. This was not as much an active fire drill as it was a logistics drill to train in coordinating the movement of fire crews and apparatus to the island of coast of southern California in the event of a substantial brush fire. The Los Angeles County Fire Department, along with the Avalon Fire Department, are responsible for fire suppression on the large island. Transportation to the island was provided by the LASD's Air Rescue 5 and the return trip by LACoFD (Firehawk) Copter 19. © Craig Durling

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"Wheatland IC" LAFD Brush Fire - May 23, 2016

At about 2:20pm on May 23, 2016 the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a fast moving brush fire in the 11300 block of Wheatland Avenue in the Lakeview Terrance area of Los Angeles.  With the assistance of the Los Angeles County Fire Department and Angeles Forest resources the fire, seated in rough terrain, was kept to nearly 200 acres.  An arson suspect is reportedly in custody.  © Craig Durling

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An LACoFD Firehawk returns to the fire after filling up at a nearby golf course while a golfer "plays through".

An LACoFD Firehawk returns to the fire after filling up at a nearby golf course while a golfer "plays through".