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Whirlybird's Eye View Of Firefighting
Barry Mcconaghey | April 5, 2007 at 08:51 amby
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April 4, 2007 Virginia - A helicopter can make the 61.4-mile trip from Petersburg to Suffolk in about 34 minutes. It can carry about 95 gallons about 800 pounds of water. And it can help fight fires that fire-fighting vehicles can't easily get to. With a weapon like this in the arsenal, we can get ahead of the fire, Suffolk Fire Capt. Jim Judkins said. Judkins was referring to the Bell Jet Ranger helicopter, under a contract with the Virginia Department of Forestry, which is based near Petersburg ...