(NEWS10) — The Army National Guard was on the Mohawk River Thursday training how to retrieve water while in Black Hawk helicopters.
Crews practiced picking up water from the river — more than 600 gallons at a time. They then practiced dumping the water on what would be a “simulated fire.”
The tactic was last used in 2018 for a forest fire that took three days to put out.
Training will continue on Friday.