Captain John Walker has been working with Erickson, Inc. since May 1999 fighting fires across the world.
Facing challenging fire seasons in San Diego County, the Erickson Aircrane has been a valuable firefighting tool in San Diego County over the years – it can be anywhere in the region within minutes and is equipped to handle large-scale fires.
“A wall of flame” hit the western part of the city, an area where around 5,000 people live. “For the most part, west Redding is on fire,” one official said.
Early in this NBC News video, you can see an Erickson Aircrane put out the fire on a burning house right behind Miguel Almaguer, the NBC News national correspondent.
More than 300 firefighters, five aircraft and two helicopters have been mobilized to tackle the devastating fire in Greece.
At least 74 people have been killed and more than 150 injured after wildfires swept through a small resort town near Athens, with huge flames trapping families with children as they fled.
Firefighters diligently tackle the Spring Fire, the monstrous blaze that has consumed over 100,000 acres of land between Fort Garland and La Veta, Colorado.
Crews — numbering 1,805 total personnel — are working to complete containment of fire, mop up, and repair areas impacted by fire suppression activities.
“Like most people at Erickson, the Crane and the company got into my blood, and I will bleed Erickson Orange forever….”
Pilot Kenny Chapman reflects on 40 years with Erickson, Incorporated.
The S-64 Air Crane helped install 140 new composite poles in Scotland.