Not nearly enough of air tankers – not nearly enough of anything
Jet tankers could do touch and load water landing in lakes! – Oh, I forgot – we don’t have any of those jets!
The government is not prepared for wildfires. States should have at least 3x the air fleets and equipment they currently have.
California should have a large fleet of air supertankers and tankers that can land in lakes. as it is now, tankers have to fly to a major airport to get water. Takes an hour to refuel? flying time back to the fire. In the case of Clearlake, CA – everything could have been done from the lakes!!
Commentary: The wildfires have begun almost on cue with PG&E warnings. As soon as PG&E issues a red flag warning in California, the wildfires begin. The most important information is documenting the wildfires point of origin. Yet, the public rarely receives this information from Cal Fire until a year later. Where are the pictures/video of the point of origin? Where is a theoretic explanation of what started the wildfire? Where is the witness testimony? The public deserves some information.
With satellites, we can now detect wildfires the moment they start! EarthNow Website
Most Colorado wildfires are preventable, so why are they still happening? – 9NEWS
Detecting wildfires at the earliest possible moment – NBC