At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the crew of the NASA helicopter carefully lifts a Bambi Bucket from a canal near the Shuttle Landing Facility. Minutes later, the water was dropped on the target cones in the foreground, using techniques that would be employed to fight a brush fire at the Kennedy Space Center.
Firefighters respond to wildfires with teams on the ground and in the air. The most up-to-date tools include helicopters that use Bambi Buckets large quantities of water. NASA Flight Operations teams are training to perfect the skills needed to ensure they are ready to use tools, such as the Bambi Bucket, in the event of an out-of-control blaze at the spaceport. Photo credit: NASA/Frankie Martin