Southern California Rotorcraft Association

NorCal CalFire Helitack Crew Seriously Injured During Valley Fire

Four firefighters from the CalFire Boggs Mountain Helitack Baase were overrun by fire and suffered serious burns on Monday. All four men are still in the hospital recovering from their injuries.

The incident sheds new light on the dangers of wildland firefighting and the effects of dangerous winds and extremely dry brush as a result of the recent California drought.

PHPA extends our sympathies to the affected crews and wishes them a speedy recovery.

LinkBurned firefighters were ‘out-gunned’ by Valley fire (Santa Rosa Press Democrat)