Challenge

Protecting assets while climate change continues to ravage California.

industry
  • Aerial Firefighting
  • Powerline Construction
services
  • Civil Aviation Services
location
  • California

Solution

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) to lease an Erickson model S-64F Air Crane® helicopter, "The Sun Bird". San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) continues to provide fire suppression support for San Diego County and greater California, to mitigate the outbreak of fires during California’s severe fire season to protect their assets and environment.

ALMOST ALL OF US WHO ARE RESIDENTS IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY HAVE A VESTED INTEREST IN THE MOST EFFECTIVE AND RAPID EXTINGUISHING OF WILDFIRES. WE ARE ALSO ELECTRICITY CUSTOMERS AND WE THEREFORE BENEFIT FROM THE CONCOMITANT PROTECTION OF ELECTRICITY INFRASTRUCTURE ASSETS. OF COURSE, PROTECTION OF LIFE AND PROPERTY COME FIRST, BUT EVERYWHERE THERE ARE BUILT-UP AREAS OR VIRTUALLY ANY RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY, THERE ARE POWER DISTRIBUTION LINES AND TOWERS.

- TOM FRIES, AVIATION SERVICE MANAGER at SDG&E