Aerial Firefighting North America 2022
March 2022 | California, USA

Tangent Link’s global Aerial Firefighting series returned to Sacramento for its biennial event in 2020. With a new CALFIRE Chief Thom Porter as well as new advanced aerial firefighting platforms entering into service, this event focused on a new chapter in North America’s Aerial Firefighting operations and response.

Workshops, thought leading presentations and case studies provided a platform to debate key subjects including Tactics, Training and Technology, bringing together the very best minds in understanding the advances being made in this safety conscious profession.

The event provided an opportunity to directly engage with government wildfire experts, aerial operators and technology providers from all over the world. The next edition is scheduled to take place in March 2022 in California, USA.

Notable International Delegations at AFF North America 2020:

  • Director, CAL FIRE, USA
  • Director, Global Fire Monitoring Centre (GFMC), Germany
  • Division Chief, Orange County Fire Authority, USA
  • State Aviation Manager – California, Bureau of Land Management, USA
  • State Fire & Rescue Chief / Firescope Executive Director, CAL OES, USA
  • Chief Pilot, Government of Newfoundland Air Services Division, Canada
  • Commissioner, New South Wales Rural Fire Service (RFS), Australia
  • Aerial Firefighting Specialist, Sacramento City Fire Department, USA
  • Special Director, Directorate of Civil Protection, Norway
  • Associated Manager, NASA Airborne Science Program, NASA, USA
  • South America Wildfire Network Coordinator, Department for Interagency and Burning Control of Prevfogo, Brazil
  • Director, US Department of Interior – Office of Wildland Fire, USA
  • General Manager, National Aerial Firefighting Center, Australia
  • Senior Pilot, Safety Officer, Los Angeles County Fire Department, USA

Notable Aerial Firefighting North America Sponsors


For further information about our next Aerial Firefighting North America event, please contact our team:

Carl Piercy
Business Development Manager 
Tel: +44 (0) 1628 550 049
Mob: +44 (0) 7921 299 352 
E: cpiercy@tangentlink.com