Fire Chief Tim Butler

Fire Chief Tim Butler
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Saturday, June 29, 2013


CL-415 air tankers are among several airborne assets used by Croatia to fight the numerous wildland fires they suffer each year. The tankers are also used for fighting fires on the more than 1,200 remote islands off the coast AND for defensive firefighting operations in areas not yet cleared of landlines. The airplanes are operated by the Croatian Air Force.


I just returned from a 10 day trip to Zadar County, Croatia to visit their Fire Department, Mountain Rescue Unit, and EMS Institute. In September, a delegation from Croatia will come to Saint Paul to see our local hospitals, fire stations, and ambulance operations.