Fire Fighting

Skywork Helicopters is an established provider of tactical fire support services to Fire & Emergency  (FENZ) – rural and urban; Department of Conservation managed National Parks and Forestry Organisations across New Zealand.

Our fire support services both on and off-season include:

  • Air – Attack
  • Containment and Suppression
  • Fire Reconnaissance and Spotting
  • Fire – Mapping
  • Infra-red Imaging for Hot Spots
  • Fire Line Patrol
  • Troop and Equipment Transport
  • Aerial Incendiary Dropping
  • Controlled Burn-offs
  • Search and Rescue

Skywork Helicopters operates a diverse fleet of helicopters and equipment, with comprehensive systems to support fire operations. This fleet provides the company with flexibility and availability for aerial fire suppression regionally and throughout New Zealand.

Fire Control Support Utility:

  • Sea and Fresh Water Capability
  • Collapsible Bambi Buckets
  • True Test Buckets
  • Foam Dispensers
  • Up to 1,500 litre Loads
  • Self-Contained Mobile Units -14,000 litre Water Tanker Trucks
  • 5,000 Litre Portable Dams
  • High Volume Pumps with Filling Equipment
  • Latest Technology Ground to Air Communication
  • Night Vision Goggles
  • Highly Trained Support Crew
  • Mobile Aircraft Engineers and Mechanics