Members of the public attended the Fire Service Day event held at Los Angeles County Fire Department station 129 in Lancaster, California on May 14, 2016. The event featured a chili cook-off, interactive displays and demonstrations by the Sikorsky S-70A Firehawk helicopter, Urban Search and Rescue (USAR), live auto fires, physical rescues, hoist rescues, helicopter water drops and more. © DurlingMedia
A fast moving brush fire which started near Lincoln and San Gabriel in the city of Montebello, CA quickly brought resources from numerous departments including the Los Angeles County Fire Dept. The fire reached a 4th Alarm with the Montebello Fire Dept. (Verdugo) and a 3rd Alarm with the Los Angeles County Fire Dept. Numerous aircraft including two Super Scoopers were used to keep this fire from spreading any further than it did. At the time of this writing the fire has been held to just 370 acres however four firefighters have been injured and one LACoFD helicopter was forced to make a hard landing in a nearby cemetery. A transient suspected of starting the blaze is in custody.
A fast moving two-alarm brush fire along the 14 Freeway just north of Los Angeles this afternoon was kept to under 15 acres through the aggressive, combined effort by the Los Angeles County Fire Dept. and Los Angeles Fire Department.
The Sikorsky S-70A Firehawk (Copter 15) performed demonstrations for the public throughout the Fire Service Day event at LA County Fire Station 129 in Lancaster, CA on May 31, 2014. An 13,000+ people attended the popular annual event. This is a brief compilation shot and edited with my iPhone 5. (Hey, it's all I had with me!) © Craig Durling / firegroundaction.com
Here is a brief compilation of four Phoschek fire retardant drops by Tanker 911, a DC-10 used for indirect wildfire suppression. The four consecutive passes/drops were from a single load!