Helitrans has a contract with the Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection and Emergency Planning (DSB) providing firefighting from the above. Dropping large quantities of water from the air is an effective way of fire extinguishing.

Fire Fighting

We are on standby all summer long.

Firefighting from the air is demanding work, but our pilots are experienced and highly skilled both here in Norway and overseas.

Poor visibility, obstruction from high-voltage cables, low oxygen levels and high levels of heat generation, all affects the engine, while the pilot needs to have a good view.

The pilot manages water buckets containing several tonnes of water, which need to be released at the right time. We have the knowledge, experience and training that is required, and we are ready to assist when it is needed most.