HAPPINESS IN THE BASKET
HAPPINESS IN THE BASKET
We always have to look at life positively, it makes us happy to think that positive energy always makes us more beautiful. When we say basket, a curiosity always arouses in us and it makes us smile. We look at the basket curiously, wondering what he brought to someone who says he brought you a basket. There is a Christmas basket that is full of fun, there is a basket of chocolates, we can’t stop eating, the flower basket can’t fit, sometimes the smell of flowers covers all over our laps… It is possible to multiply these examples, but lately there is a basket that the whole world has been waiting for helplessly, calling impatiently in the air, revolting with longing… fire helicopter baskets have become the baskets we wait for only happiness in our lives now!
Global climate changes, increase in average seasonal temperatures, drought, irresponsibility of people and many other reasons cause the fire forests to increase every year. While the Australian Great Fire was recorded as a major disaster in the recent past, we realized too late that the disasters had only just begun. The year 2021 seems to take its place in history as a year when the world turns to hell. As if the pandemic were not enough, floods, earthquakes and fires are increasing moment by moment. So far, 1,831 forest fires have occurred in 43 countries in 2021, while 433,700 hectares of land have been ash.
Governments, non-governmental organizations and individuals take an active role in firefighting. Here, of course, the biggest role falls to the governments, namely the states. In addition to being equipped with the best technology and equipment, the units must be well trained and prepared for crisis management. When we say technology and equipment, if we say the first thing that comes to your mind, almost everyone will first think of fire extinguishers. Firefighting helicopters will be sung right after the firefighting planes. Firefighting planes and firefighting helicopters are very, very important in first responders in forest fires. When the flames start to rise, the fire can be brought under control immediately by firefighting planes and firefighting helicopters before spreading to any area. Depending on the terrain type and wind speed, the use of firefighting planes or firefighting helicopters will change. Of course, firefighting helicopters are much more effective in rough terrain and mountainous areas. Let’s get to know your firefighting helicopters a little bit.
Helicopters can be equipped with tanks (helitankers) or carry buckets. Some helicopters, such as the Erickson AirCrane, are also equipped with a front-mounted foam cannon. Buckets are usually filled by immersion in lakes, rivers, reservoirs or portable tanks. The most popular of the buckets is the flexible Bambi bucket. Tanks can be filled on the ground, or water can be siphoned from lakes, rivers, reservoirs or a portable tank via a suspended snorkel. Popular firefighting helicopters include the Bell 204, Bell 205, Bell 212, Boeing Vertol 107, Boeing Vertol 234, and the Sikorsky S-64 Aircrane helitanker, which includes a snorkel to fill from a natural or man-made water source while hovering. Currently the world’s largest helicopter, the Mil Mi-26 uses a Bambi bucket. Bambi buckets are made of plastic material and a total of 20 tons of water can be released into the fire by throwing water 8 times in an hour with bambi buckets.
These baskets, which are used to prevent the burning of trees, animals, people and houses in forest fires and to control the fire, extinguish the fire and do cooling work, are not happiness, but what are they?