A PROPOSED, MULTI-STATE AIR NATIONAL GUARD, C-130 AIR-TANKER, FOREST FIGHTING TASK FORCE
A new fire-fighting concept, Operation Wildefire, having received an award from the California Resource Board’s Forum for Public Policy more than a decade ago had been presented to a Major General of the Washington State, Air National Guard. Upon reviewing the concept, the General extended an invitation to the author to come to Fort Murray in Tacoma WA to further discuss and evaluate the possibilities of implementing such a proposal. Following the meeting, it was suggested that the plan also be presented to the Major Generals of several western states for comment, which was facilitated and met with enthusiastic response. A few months ago, forestry presented it to the 17 Governors of the Western Governor’s Asso. (WGA) with the recommendation that it be considered as a pilot program to be implemented by the coming fire season. To read the common sense solution to an overwhelming problem particularly this drought year, please read Operation Wildefire C-130’s at www.abigon.com Your comments are definitely welcomed.