Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning (HCLL) opens its spring series Tuesday, March 3 with Dan Carroll presenting “Aerial Firefighting: Attacking Wildfires from the Air.”
His program begins at 1 p.m. at Park Theatre.
Carroll is an aerial firefighter for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. In his role as air tactical group supervisor, Carroll supervises and coordinates the air attack on wildfires. He has worked across Minnesota, as far north as Alaska, as far south as Texas, as far west as California, and most places in between.
Carroll will discuss the aircraft (fixed wing and rotary wing) commonly used over wildfires, tactics and capabilities of those aircraft, and the coordination that takes place between aircraft, ground firefighter, and fire dispatchers to ensure a safe, effective and efficient response to wildland fires.
HCLL programs are open to the public, free of charge and handicap accessible. A nonprofit corporation and organized by a volunteer board of directors, HCLL has been presenting educational programs to area residents since 2001. Spring programs will be presented from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays through April 21 at Park Theatre.