COLONIE--A UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter of the New York Army National Guard’s 3rd Battalion 142nd Aviation in Latham conducts a training run with the Firehawk fire fighting system over the Mohawk River on August 4.
The unit practices water bucket and Firehawk operations annually in case they are need to support the civil authorities with fighting wild fires.
The Firehawk allows the air crew to siphon 1000 gallons of water in about one minute and deliver it to the scene of a fire. The crew can control the rate of release based on the firefighters needs.
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WTEN -- Fri, 06 May 2016 Army National Guard practiced water bucket drops over Round Lake ROUND LAKE, N.Y. (NEWS10) The Army National Guard trained for the threat of forest fires in Saratoga County on Thursday.
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