AERIAL FIREFIGHTING NORTH AMERICA 2018

12 - 14 MARCH 2018 - SACRAMENTO CA, USA

 

CONFERENCE - EXHIBITION

STATIC DISPLAY - AERIAL DEMONSTRATIONS

PARTICIPATING AGENCY


CONFERENCE AGENDA

MONDAY 12 MARCH 2018

Exhibition Open: 08:30 - 15:00
McClellan Conference Centre 

 

Static Display and Aerial Demonstration: 15:00 - 17:00
McClellan Airfield

 

Drinks Reception: 17:00 - 19:00

McClellan Airfield 

TUESDAY 13 MARCH 2018

Chairman’s Introduction
Rear Admiral Terry Loughran, CB FRAeS, Royal Navy, UK 

 

Welcome Address
Chief Ken Pimlott, Director, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), USA 

 

Year Round Wildfire & the Impact on Resources

Shawna Legarza, USA Forest Service, Director Fire & Aviation Management, USA  

 

CASE STUDIES: The Challenges According to Regional & State Aviation Managers 

  • California 2017 Season
  • Canada – Fort McMurray – AFF Lessons Learned

Technology & Operations Presentations: 

  • DynCorp International, USA
  • Christian Bergeron, Sales Director, Longview Aviation Asset Management, Canada 
  • Wayne Coulson, CEO, Coulson Aviation Inc., Canada
  • Insitu, USA

Military Aerial Firefighting Training & Operations:

  • Aerial Firefighting Training of International Air Forces - Lt Colonel Bradley G Ross, USAF, Operations Officer, 731 AS, US Air Force, USA 
  • UH-72 and Wildland Firefighting Training
  • MAFFS Training
  • Operating the UH-60L BlackHawk in aerial firefighting support of the U.S. Forest Service 

Chairman’s Closing Remarks


WEDNESDAY 14 MARCH 2018

Chairman’s Introduction

Rear Admiral Terry Loughran, CB FRAeS, Royal Navy, UK

 

PANEL SESSION “Let it Burn” – Prevention v Suppression

Technology & Operational Presentations:

  • United Aeronautical Corporation, USA
  • BAE Systems Regional Aircraft, UK
  • Conair, Canada   
  • Eddie Goldberg, Program Manager, ICL Performance Products – Phos-Chek, USA

CASE STUDY: Next Gen 3.0 – Next Generation Air Tanker Program 

 

CALFIRE’s Purchase of New Helicopter Fleet – the New Paradigm

 

Question & Answer Session

 

Chairman’s Closing Remarks & Conference Close