Helion Procopter Industries GmbH is a German-Russian joint venture of the companies Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, Kazan Helocopter Plant, Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, and W. Wibbelt GmbH, Bitburg, Germany. Helion Procopter is a disarmament project for conversion of helicopters to civil use. Besides commercial helicopter versions (cargo, passenger, VIP transport) Helion Procopter offers services for fire fighting and rescue. The use of the Mi-171/172 helicopter together with a demonstration aerial wildland fire brigade and the VSU Water Bucket (3 to 4.5 m3) has been exercised with the Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC). The pictures below were taken at a demonstration in Freiburg (Germany), 29 September 2000, at the First German Forum on Disaster Reduction.