Wildland firefighters have been the unsung heroes this year thanks to unprecedented wildfires have been ripping through the American west. Their efforts sometimes go unnoticed, and one Congressman even called their work ‘unskilled labor’ recently. Asshole.
This video proves how precise and technical being a wildland firefighter really is. The helicopter pilot is practicing dropping water bombs on precise targets to help mitigate the spread of a wildfire. He gets a direct hit! Impressive.
Remember to thank a wildland firefighter the next time you see one. They are the only line of defense we have against the raging flames of natural and manmade wildfires. They are truly heroes!