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Grand Canyon Helitack Assists with Injury Extraction

Santa Fe National Forest, New Mexico

This video tells the story – through first-person accounts by the participants – behind the extraction of a firefighter injured by a rock on the 2011 Las Conches Fire on the Santa Fe National Forest.

Contact: Eric Graff
Phone: (928) 638-7823