Rohrabacher will attend new wildfire suppression technology demonstration at March Air Reserve Base on Monday, August 20; Post-demonstration press availability at noon
Riverside County, CA– On Monday, August 20, 2018, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) will visit March Air Reserve Base for a static demonstration of the Containerized Aerial Fire Fighting System (CAFFS) technology. The demonstration will be conducted using Precision Container Aerial Delivery System, an innovative new tool to fight wildfires.
“CAFFS technology is readily available for use by the Air Force and the Air National Guard to help the people of the western United States who constantly battle the wildfire threat,” said Rohrabacher. “We can, and should, use this innovative technology to save the lives and property of people affected by these fires.”
CAFFS technology accurately delivers one-ton retardant containers onto specific targets from an altitude that is higher and safer than conventional tactics associated with fighting fires from the air.
Rohrabacher continued: “We owe it to the American people to ensure our government is doing everything it can to protect them during natural disasters. Currently, we are not using all available resources to get the job done.”
He will brief press at noon at the base main gate at the intersection of Cactus Avenue and Elsworth Street. Media may contact Andrew Eisenberger, at Andrew.Eisenberger@mail.house.gov, for further information and to rsvp to the press conference.