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July 8, 2021

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Aerial Fire Magazine July/August Issue features Fortress Fire Retardant Systems

Innovative company delivers advanced formula long term fire retardant technology. Moving to final operational field evaluation at the U.S. Forest Service air tanker base in Missoula, MT. (pg. 54)

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Innovative company delivers advanced formula long term fire retardant technology. Moving to final operational field evaluation at the U.S. Forest Service air tanker base in Missoula, MT. (pg. 54)

June 16, 2021

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Press Release

Fortress North America delivers the first air tanker load of its next generation FR 100 at Missoula Air Tanker Base

Fortress FR 100 was successfully loaded onto Neptune Aviation Tanker 01 and dropped on a live fire, setting up the first use of a new brand/formula of long-term aerial fire retardant in over 2 decades.

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Fortress FR 100 was successfully loaded onto Neptune Aviation Tanker 01 and dropped on a live fire, setting up the first use of a new brand/formula of long-term aerial fire retardant in over 2 decades.

June 11, 2021

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fireaviation.com

FORTRESS WINS MOBILE RETARDANT MIXING TANKER CONTRACT AT MEDFORD BASE

In February 2021 the U.S. Forest Service awarded a contract to design and build a 16,000-gallon mobile retardant mixing tank for the air tanker base at Medford, Oregon. The agency wanted the ability to relocate the tank during the off-season and needed one large enough to refill very large air-tankers (VLAT). Fortress delivered the tank/trailer in Medford on May 24.

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In February 2021 the U.S. Forest Service awarded a contract to design and build a 16,000-gallon mobile retardant mixing tank for the air tanker base at Medford, Oregon. The agency wanted the ability to relocate the tank during the off-season and needed one large enough to refill very large air-tankers (VLAT). Fortress delivered the tank/trailer in Medford on May 24.

June 2, 2021

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fireaviation.com

FORTRESS BEGINS ITS FINAL FIELD TESTING FOR FR-100 PRODUCT IN MISSOULA

Fortress will be conducting a real-world test of their product this year in Montana. When fully approved, it will be the first newly formulated long-term retardant product to make it onto the Forest Service’s Qualified Products List in over two decades. The retardant has successfully completed all US Forest Service laboratory tests for fire retardancy, toxicity, corrosion, and viscosity.

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Fortress will be conducting a real-world test of their product this year in Montana. When fully approved, it will be the first newly formulated long-term retardant product to make it onto the Forest Service’s Qualified Products List in over two decades. The retardant has successfully completed all US Forest Service laboratory tests for fire retardancy, toxicity, corrosion, and viscosity.

April 30, 2021

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aerialfiremag.com

FIRST NEW LONG-TERM FIRE RETARDANT TO PASS ALL USFS LAB TESTS IN OVER TWO DECADES

Fortress has emerged onto the aerial fire retardant scene by introducing our first retardant product, of what will be a full portfolio of products, to be rolled out this summer.

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Fortress has emerged onto the aerial fire retardant scene by introducing our first retardant product, of what will be a full portfolio of products, to be rolled out this summer.
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