Video by Staff Sgt. Nicole Wright
MAFFS Training 2018
146 Airlift Wing, California Air National Guard
April 26, 2018 | 2:18
Various wildfire agencies, CalFire, and four military MAFFS wings convened in Sacramento for an annual MAFFS recertification and training. MAFFS stands for modular airborne firefighting systems.
Local media was invited to a photo, video, and interview opportunity. They got to take a look inside the MAFFS aircraft while the aircrew refueled and refilled the water tanks.
C-130 hercules aircraft are equipped with the USDA Forest Service MAFFS II which is capable of dropping 3,000 gallons of water or fire retardant in 6 seconds. MAFFS aircraft are activated to help out the USDA Forest service tankers when wildfire activity is high.

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