WHY WE DO IT

AIRTANKERS – ONE TOOL IN A BIG TOOLBOX

Wildfire management in the U.S. has a storied and complex history. 

While the science and strategies for managing our forests has changed over the years, the goal of Neptune has always remained the same –  to safeguard lives, and to protect communities and the resources people need. 

We work in conjunction with many agencies both inside and outside the U.S. to support and boost ground-based resources in accomplishing their objectives.

STATISTICS

  • 32% of U.S. housing
    units are situated
    in the wildland-urban
    interface and considered
    at risk from forest fires

  • On average, western wildfire season is now
    78 days longer
    than in the mid-1980’s

  • Almost
    70,000
    communities across the
    country are considered at risk from wildfire

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