When Kirk Corby goes to fight a fire he travels at 15 feet per second. It takes him one minute and 10 seconds to leave his seat on a forestry airplane and arrive at the burning ground below. Alongside him is a team of fellow parachute professionals trained to skydive down and hit the blaze with stealth and determination. It is a move that looks military on the surface but is just another aspect of forest fire suppression in B.C.
Posted On 27 Sep 2001