The USFS expertise in aerial fire fighting is not from New York or Washington DC. It is coming from someplace where the US has big forests - Colorado or Idaho or Montana or Utah or Nevada. So it will take some time to get there. Not many direct flights from Boise or Helena or even Reno.
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