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Controlled Burn to Prevent Wildfires | Sarasota Springs

At Heli Aviation we provide everything you need to make a controlled burn as cost effective as possible. From Ground Support Trucks with up to 1,000 gal Jet Fuel tanks to Ground Crew for safety and quick maintenance response times. We know it’s sometimes necessary to ‘fight fire with fire’; Controlled burn plays a critical role in preventing catastrophic wildfires. Fire is a natural part of both forest and grassland ecology and controlled fire can be a tool for foresters. Controlled burning is necessary to meet specific land management objectives, such as to reduce flammable fuels, restore ecosystem health, recycle nutrients, or prepare an area for new trees or vegetation. Hazard reduction or controlled burning is conducted during the cooler months to reduce fuel buildup and decrease the likelihood of serious hotter fires.

Heli Aviation provides Aerial Ignition Services for State and Federal Agencies. We operate Simplex Model 5400 Heli-Torch, as well as a “Red Dragon” and MKIII Plastic Sphere Dispensing System, developed by SEI Industries, which is a helicopter-mounted device that is used to dispense aerial spheres that ignite controlled or prescribed burns. The primary function of the Red Dragon/MKIII dispenser is to inject a measured amount of ethylene glycol into balls (which initiates a timed exothermic reaction). The dispenser then expels the primed spheres from the aircraft. The dispensing rate can manually be adjusted from 25-175 eggs per minute while on the fly.

Controlled Burn supports natural resources and reducing the risk of unwanted future wildfires. It also-

  • Removes unwanted species that threaten species native to an ecosystem
  • Improves habitat for threatened and endangered species
  • Recycles nutrients back to the soil
  • Reduces hazardous fuels, protecting human communities from extreme fires
  • Minimizes the spread of pest insects and disease
  • Promotes the growth of trees, wildflowers, and other plants

Ecosystems need periodic fires to stay healthy.  Without fire, trees become stressed from overcrowding and hazardous flammable fuels accumulate. A  controlled burn sets fire at the right place and at the right time.

Contact Heli Aviation today for a free quote. We are your Aerial Solutions Specialist since 2012. Our reputation is well recognized and rooted in integrity, passion, and a commitment to an unparalleled customer service. Contact Us Today for Rates and Further Information.

Service area:

Manatee County: Bradenton, Palmetto, Lakewood Ranch, Holmes Beach, Ellenton, Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach, West Bradenton, Bayshore Gardens, Cortez, South Bradenton, Samoset, West Samoset, Memphis, Whitfield

Sarasota County: Sarasota, North Sarasota, Siesta Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key, Fruitville, Bee Ridge, The Meadows, Gulf Gate Estates, South Sarasota, Sarasota Springs, Venice, South Venice, South Gate Ridge, Ridge Wood Heights, Venice Gardens, Warm Mineral Springs, Vamo, North Port, Kensington Park, Desoto Lakes, Nokomis, Osprey, Laurel, Southgate and Plantation

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