We got the call to help with some fires northeast of Phoenix this month.
Water soluble orange paint added for visibility. We also paint two or three feet white on the top of one of the rotor blades. That really helps other aircraft pick us out from above.
The buckets we use are normally set up to hold about 500 gallons. I didn’t get any working shots, but here’s a little video clip of us doing some training last year. (Sorry for the redirect, we can’t seem to put videos up on this site.)
Cross posted from AirPogue