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Colorado Springs enters into contract with Global SuperTanker

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The City of Colorado Springs is now in an agreement with Global SuperTanker Service, LLC, adding another element to the city's arsenal in the event of a major fire.

The public contract is call when needed, meaning it will not cost the city any money unless the aircraft is needed.

In a release Friday, Fire Chief Ted Collas said, "Our City and the fire department took the necessary steps to engage is a contract with the Global SuperTanker, a one of a kind firefighting asset, that doesn't cost our citizens anything, unless we call upon it during a disaster.  We are always looking for ways to ensure the safety of our community while being financially responsible."

The air tanker has several firefighting capabilities including, the ability to deliver up to 20,000 gallons of water or retardant on a fire, qualified to fly on state and federal lands and can fly at 600 mph and make eight drops at a time.

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