Alliance air tanker refueling base ready

The Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT) base tank battery located at the Alliance Municipal Airport is now ready to be pump tested and certified to accept the load to allow fire fighting planes to fill with water and fire retardant.

Nebraska Forest Service representative Lew Sieber says Alliance is one of two sites selected for a Single Engine Air Tanker base.

Sieber also says the Forest Service has been happy to work with the City of Alliance as well as the South Dakota Forest Service to provide a central location which will enable firefighters to respond more rapidly in wildfire relief efforts.

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