Apr 18, 2013 7:16 AM by JD Downing

Army, Springs firefighters practice bucket drops

FORT CARSON - Army helicopter crews and the Colorado Springs Fire Department are practicing wildfire-fighting techniques at Fort Carson.

Members of Fort Carson's new 4th Combat Aviation Brigade and city firefighters will train Thursday on the use of a helicopter-borne bucket that can drop about 2,000 gallons of water onto a fire in a concentrated stream.

The exercise will be conducted near Butts Army Airfield on Fort Carson, south of Colorado Springs.



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