Presentation showing effectiveness of mulching as a fuel treatment, resistance to fire spread in mulched corridors, probability of ignition, moisture dynamics in multched fuel beds, and sustained burning.
Tests were performed June 11-13th at Salmon Arm. We tested (1) Latitude Technologies, IONode100-004 with a Blackcomb Aviation, Bell 205++ and a Bambi-Max bucket and (2) Absolute Tracking Solutions FASTTrac with a Bell 212 helitank from Wildcat Helicopters and a Bambi-Max bucket. We used a differential survey grade GPS for ground points, a digital flow meter for water volume. Tracking system outputs for airborne points include volume dropped, drop start, drop end (Latitude only). We did 18 drops.