Firefighting Airplanes

Colorado’s legislature this year created the state’s own air fleet for fighting wildfires. The endeavor includes four helicopters, two single engine air tankers, and two PC-12 single engine planes equipped with new thermal imaging technology.  The move has put Colorado at the forefront of utilizing advanced technology to battle the destructive blazes.  Reporter Ryan Maye Handy wrote a series of articles for the Colorado Springs Gazette about this new technology.  She spoke with KRCC's Andrea Chalfin about it.


KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Aug 26, 2014


  •  Western slope development organization receives $245,000 from Feds
  • Colorado’s firefighting airplanes are now equipped with infrared cameras