Specifications include, but are not limited to: provide the Department with one (1) properly FAA certificated and inspected fixed
wing aircraft equipped with sufficient tankage, necessary appliances, equipment, and properly FAA
certificated and qualified pilots, for the prompt aerial delivery and cascading of water and fire
retardants on wildfires, and to provide support for wildfire control personnel in the suppression of
wildfire with the least possible loss of time. In addition, the aircraft may be utilized in related
functions should conditions require such activities.