Fresno Air Attack Base

Fresno Air Attack Base

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Fresno Air Attack Base was established in 1955 By the US Forest Service, Sierra National Forest and is located at the Fresno Yosemite International Airport. The US Forest Service leases office space to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection's Fresno/Kings Unit. In 1994, it was completely rebuilt to become a model modern AirTanker Base which includes a modern interagency communication/command center. The Fresno Air Base responds to an average of 100 calls per year in its immediate response area which spans from the California-Nevada border to the east, Interstate 5 to the west, Merced River to the north, and Fresno-Tulare county lines to the south. On average, the base pumps about 500,000 gallons of retardant a year. With the base's pumps, four loading pits, plus one maintenance or auxiliary pit, Fresno has a possible peak output of 300,000 gallons of retardant each day. The Air base is also approved for the Modular Airborne FireFighting System with a maxminum of 6 aircraft. There is sufficient aircraft parking for up to 8 aircraft at a time.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • Log Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135988077
  • 9786135988079