Local spray company part of wildfire program

Kindersley Airspray’s fleet will be part of efforts to tackle wildfires in the West Central Region

Kindersley Airspray has been chosen to supply planes and pilots to help with firefighting operations this year.

Jamac News Services

Kindersley Airspray’s fleet of Thrush 510Ps can carry 510 gallons of water or foam and may be put to good use this dry summer.

Wildfires in the West Central Region may see a quicker response from the air by a local aerial application company, thanks to a provincial government initiative to contract six such operators to provide assistance this fire season.

Kindersley Airspray’s headquarters is in Kindersley, and they have bases in Eatonia, Eston, Herschel, Luseland and other communities around the region. While a normal day consists of skimming several feet above crops, owner Colin Bevan’s staff is trained to do the same over any fire, and some of his pilots have been previously actively controlling fires in Australia.

For more on this story, please see the May 23 print edition of The Clarion.

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