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A New Method of Fighting Wildfires

Frank R. Tangherlini
Open Journal of Safety Science and Technology , Volume 11, pp 27-33; doi:10.4236/ojsst.2021.112003

Abstract: It is proposed that in addition to the current method of fighting wildfires that are based on firefighters on the ground, and airdrops, there is the need for a supplemental approach based on using catapults to hurl containers of water at the fires. This additional source of water would serve to extinguish wildfires more rapidly, and thereby reduce the devastation and loss of life they cause, and also reduce the huge amounts of CO2 they pour into the atmosphere that contributes significantly to global warming. Importantly, the use of catapults would result in much greater safety for firefighters on the ground, as well as those serving in the air.
Keywords: Wildfires / Catapults / Reduced Losses / CO2 Reduction / Firefighter and Airdrop Safety

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