Why Fire Spotting Matters For Australia
In Australia, everyone knows just how devastating bushfires can be. It’s important that we do all that we can to fight back and keep our precious landscape safe. We know how we can prevent fires, but we also need to know what we can do once they start.
One of the most important parts of getting rid of bushfires is finding them quickly. Fire spotting is an essential part of keeping our landscape safe. Using planes for fire spotting is a simple, effective way to understand where a fire has started, where it ends, and how fast it’s growing.
Firefighters on the ground may struggle to figure out how large a fire is, especially if they’re trying to measure it while also trying to put it out. Spending time trying to understand how large a fire is takes valuable time away from fire suppression efforts. Aerial firefighting operations are able to tell how big a fire is with as little as a glance, making it simple and fast to understand where the fire is and how fast it's moving.
Aerial firefighting operations can be used to inform firefighting efforts on the ground. Aerial firefighting operations can also update ground firefighters on how their efforts are working, and whether they need to change up their technique. When there is a bushfire, time is of the essence, and it’s important that firefighters don’t waste a second with a technique that isn’t working.
If your private or government agency is preparing for next year’s bushfire season, Kennedy Air is here to help. Our aerial firefighting operation would love to partner with you to work together to keep the Australian landscape safe. Give us a call today to learn more about how our planes and helicopters can help you and your crew keep Australia safe.