Live Discussion, Friday night: "Fire Aviation"

Wildfire Today will be hosting another interactive live discussion. This time the topic will be Fire Aviation.  The last live discussion we held on Feb. 13 was on the topic of Leave Early, or Prepare, Stay and Defend. You can play back that discussion HERE.

Anyone can participate as described below.  The featured guest and subject matter specialist will be Hugh Carson.  Hugh has been an Air Operations Branch Director (AOBD) for a long time, working on Type 1 incident management teams supervising all of the air tankers and helicopters working on some of the largest fires.  He semi-retired a few years ago, but continues to work as an AOBD, teach, and consult.

The format will be text. You will be able to type in your comments or questions in real time and anyone will be able to comment or answer back. However, not necessarily everyone’s comments will appear. If the traffic is heavy, we will selectively choose which comments would be of the most interest to the audience. And, of course, rude or obscene comments will not be approved. You do not need any special software to participate, nor do you need to register. Just choose a name for yourself, then type in your thoughts.

It will be at and will be obvious when you go to the site on Friday (or Saturday down under).  The post with the discussion feature will appear 5 minutes before the official start time. You will need to refresh your screen if you get there early.

It will begin at:
9:00 p.m. ET (Friday, March. 13);
8:00 p.m. CT (Friday);
7:00 p.m. MT (Friday);
6:00 p.m. PT (Friday);
12:00 noon (Saturday, Feb. 14) Melbourne, Australia;
03:00 a.m. (Saturday) in Athens, Greece; and
01:00 a.m. (Saturday) Feb. 14) UTC (GMT).

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