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West / Wildfires / Firefighter Deaths #707174

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 02, 2002
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Report introduced.

(Evergreen, Colorado: Bill Redeker) Forest Service review of its aerial firefighting program due to the deaths of firefighters in the West featured; scenes shown of the helicopter that crashed on Tuesday & of the C-130 that broke up in the air on June 17. [Forest Service Martha MORAN†- comments.] [Dead pilot's WIDOW - talks about the pressure on pilots using shoddy equipment.] [Southwest Interagency Incident Team Paul BOUCHER†- raises the issue of the fatigue factor.] [National Advanced Resource Technology Center Rich WANDS†- lists several problems with no easy solutions.]

Redeker, Bill;
Vargas, Elizabeth

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