(Neb.)-State Sending More Resources For Firefighting Efforts
Photo: UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter
LINCOLN, Neb. – In response to the developing wildfire situations in Dawes and Sheridan Counties of northwestern Nebraska, the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency and the Nebraska Military Department have activated additional resources to aid in the ongoing firefight.
Three additional Nebraska Army National Guard helicopters have been activated for firefighting operations. This includes a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, a CH-47 Chinook Helicopter and a UH-72 Lakota Helicopter, bringing the total of Nebraska Army National Guard helicopters currently supporting the firefighting operation to five.
Two of these additional helicopters will be assigned to support the current Region 23 fire suppression support operation while the third helicopter will be assigned to help fight a large fire northwest of Hay Springs, Neb.
Additionally, 34 red-card trained Nebraska Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to Chadron’s 1057th Light/Medium Truck Company are being activated today to integrate into and support the Rushville, Neb., fire that is being fought jointly with state and local first response forces.
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