Servicing Fire Crews by Airplane

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About twenty years ago when the use of airplanes in fire location and patrol was proposed, the idea was considered to be visionary. Today fire crews working in inaccessible areas are serviced by the airplanes. The possibilities and limitations of the method are described in the following article, the author of which has had broad experience in forest protection work. Servicing Fire Crews by Airplane may, therefore, be regarded as an up-to-the-minute, authoritative discussion of the use of airplanes in servicing fire crews.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: U. S. Forest Service

Publication date: July 1, 1939

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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