The elite of the handcrews can become hotshots. They are called in to suppress big fires in high risk areas. If a fire overtakes the crew, they use portable fire shelters that reflect radiant heat and provide breathable air.
Like a firefighting air cavalry, helitack crews can reach remote areas using helicopters. They often are the first boots on the ground after rappelling down from their choppers. Other helicopters use "bambi buckets," collapsible buckers that scoop up hundreds of gallons of water from nearby bodies of water and dump it on wildfires.
Smokejumpers are airborne fight fighters called in to fight a newly ignited wildfire in remote areas. They often have to parachute through the smoke to reach the hotspot. Once they are on the ground, cargoes of firefighting supplies, food and water are air-dropped to them.
Airplanes drop thousands of gallons of water or chemical flame retardant ahead of an advancing wildfire to slow the blaze.
What would a firefighting team be with out fire engines? Engine crews use hundreds of feet of hose to deliver water from their trucks to the site of a wildfire.