A New York Army National Guard UH-60 conducts water bucket training in the Hudson River on July 28.
SCHUYLERVILLE, NY--An UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter of the New York Army National Guard dips a "Bambi Bucket" in the Hudson River during annual fire bucket training on July 28. The buckets, which hold 660 gallons of water and weigh more than 5,000 pounds when full, are used to fight forest and wildfires. New York Army Guard crews train on their use annually.
The New York Army National Guard last deployed the buckets operationally in 2008, during a wildfire at Minnewaska State Park in the Hudson Valley.