By Sade Browne
The California-based company introduces technology to help prevent wildfire devastation. REDDING, Calif. — Fire season is looming in 2021 and California-based firefighting technology companies are hoping state and federal officials take advantage of new resources available. A Fresno-based company, Caylym , is the creator of ‘ The Guardian ‘ that has been used to fight wildfires overseas like Australia, Greece, and Peru to name a few.
The Guardian is a biodegradable container that can be assembled by just two people and can hold 264 gallons of liquid. The idea is to load it onto firefighting aircraft either filled with water, retardant, or foam. Once the aircraft is over a fire, the container is dropped almost like a firefighting bomb. The company said it can drop 40% larger water loads than firefighters are currently capable of, every 10 minutes.
“I think the prevention part of it is even more critical. Because, we can use a system like this during red flag warnings, within the state, to drop on powerlines if they’re worried about that. So maybe they don’t have to shut off the power button if this company could drop a retardant on and around those powerlines [and] find that […]