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Chief Osby, representatives from Quebec and County fire pilots Present Super Scoopers

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One of two Bombardier CL-415 Super Sccopers was on display during a media event for Los Angeles County Fire Department to showcase their air firefighting resources for the 2015 fire season on August 21, 2015 at Van Nuys Airport. The event included discussions on a pair of Bombardier CL-415 Super Scoopers, drone interference during wilfdfires and how drought conditions affect fires. Photo credit: Trevor Stamp

One of two Bombardier CL-415 Super Sccopers was on display during a media event for Los Angeles County Fire Department to showcase their air firefighting resources for the 2015 fire season on August 21, 2015 at Van Nuys Airport. The event included discussions on a pair of Bombardier CL-415 Super Scoopers, drone interference during wilfdfires and how drought conditions affect fires. Photo credit: Trevor Stamp

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One of two Bombardier CL-415 Super Sccopers was on display during a media event for Los Angeles County Fire Department to showcase their air firefighting resources for the 2015 fire season on August 21, 2015 at Van Nuys Airport. The event included discussions on a pair of Bombardier CL-415 Super Scoopers, drone interference during wilfdfires and how drought conditions affect fires. Photo credit: Trevor Stamp

One of two Bombardier CL-415 Super Sccopers was on display during a media event for Los Angeles County Fire Department to showcase their air firefighting resources for the 2015 fire season on August 21, 2015 at Van Nuys Airport. The event included discussions on a pair of Bombardier CL-415 Super Scoopers, drone interference during wilfdfires and how drought conditions affect fires. Photo credit: Trevor Stamp

The nose of one of a pair of Bombardier CL-415 Super Scoopers available to Los Angeles County Fire Department during the 2015 fire season. The Los Angeles County Fire Department held a media event to showcase the department's air firefighting resources on August 21, 2015 at Van Nuys Airport. Photo credit: Trevor Stamp

The nose of one of a pair of Bombardier CL-415 Super Scoopers available to Los Angeles County Fire Department during the 2015 fire season. The Los Angeles County Fire Department held a media event to showcase the department’s air firefighting resources on August 21, 2015 at Van Nuys Airport. Photo credit: Trevor Stamp

A group of firefighters from Los Angeles County gather near a CL-415 Super Scooper during a media event to showcase Los Angeles County Fire Department's air firefighting resources for the 2015 fire season on August 21, 2015 at Van Nuys Airport. The event included discussions on a pair of Bombardier CL-415 Super Scoopers, drone interference during wilfdfires and how drought conditions affect fires. Photo credit: Trevor Stamp

A group of firefighters from Los Angeles County gather near a CL-415 Super Scooper during a media event to showcase Los Angeles County Fire Department’s air firefighting resources for the 2015 fire season on August 21, 2015 at Van Nuys Airport. The event included discussions on a pair of Bombardier CL-415 Super Scoopers, drone interference during wilfdfires and how drought conditions affect fires. Photo credit: Trevor Stamp

Firefighters from Los Angeles County walk past a CL-415 Super Scooper during a media event showcasing firefighting air resources available to Los Angeles County for the 2015 fire season on August 21, 2015 at Van Nuys Airport. The event included discussions on a pair of Bombardier CL-415 Super Scoopers, drone interference during wilfdfires and how drought conditions affect fires. Photo credit: Trevor Stamp

Firefighters from Los Angeles County walk past a CL-415 Super Scooper during a media event showcasing firefighting air resources available to Los Angeles County for the 2015 fire season on August 21, 2015 at Van Nuys Airport. The event included discussions on a pair of Bombardier CL-415 Super Scoopers, drone interference during wilfdfires and how drought conditions affect fires. Photo credit: Trevor Stamp

L.A. County Fire Chief Osby, and representatives from Quebec, met with the media Friday to announce the official arrival of two CL-415 SuperScoopers fire-fighting aircraft and an Erickson Aircrane Type I Helitanker leased from the government of Quebec for Los Angeles County’s fire season.
The 90-day contract, which can be extended, is for two SuperScoopers, fixed-wing aircraft that can carry up to 1,620 gallons of water; take only 12 seconds to scoop water from a lake; can be airborne in as little as five minutes; and can fly three hours before refueling; and the Erickson Aircrane Type I Helitanker capable of delivering 2,200 gallons per drop.

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