ast summer in Corsica, firefighters responded to more than fifty fires. Everywhere, from north to south. Those fires were caused by lightning, by brush burning and often by arsonists. When the situation escalates and the firemen can no longer contain the flames, the “pelicans” join the dance. Piloted by former military pilots, the Canadair water-bombers fly in formation, bombarding the enemy, and detecting targets in areas difficult to access. At the controls of these amphibious aircraft, the men and women of the Civil Security Service have come to know the dangers of fire and tricks of the sea. A Thalassa team obtained special permission to spend a few days filming on board these incredible flying machines.