Fighting fire from ground and air
12:08 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Wildfire training in the Pine Barrens with helicopters

A blackhawk helicopter dropping water over the Pine Barrens in a training exercise
A blackhawk helicopter dropping water over the Pine Barrens in a training exercise
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The New York Army National Guard's Aviation Unit led a wildfire fighting exercise this weekend in Southampton. Members from the Central Pine Barrens Commission, the New York State Forest Rangers, and local fire departments learned how to coordinate firefighting on the ground and in the air.