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Indonesia, Peat Land Fire (2015)

On 10 October 2015, SCDF deployed a 6-man team to Indonesia to assist the Indonesian authorities in conducting aerial fire-fighting operations. 


During the team’s 2-week deployment they operated the SCDF’s 5000 Litre Heli-bucket* together with the crew of an RSAF Chinook helicopter.  The team operated under challenging conditions, with thick smoke and poor visibility. 



The SCDF team returned to Singapore on 24 October 2015.


*The Heli-bucket is a collapsible water dispenser slung underneath a helicopter. Water is collected from an open source such as a reservoir, lake or sea, and discharged from the base of the bucket when the release button is pressed.

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Last updated on 22nd Nov 2017