Recently modernized Mi-8 MTV-1 helicopter was assigned to the Ministry's of Emergencies Situations to be involved in the fire-fighting operations in Kherson region and in Yalta Mountain and Natural Reserves Park. The decision to provide pro bono assistance to the firemen was made by the Company's management considering large scale of the ecological disaster. Our pilots have an extensive experience of this kind of operations and were efficient and professional in performing the assigned tasks. They carried out 180 discharges of water on the fire, thus pouring half a thousand tons of liquid total. The enormous efforts of the pilots played crucial role in successful extinguishing the fire.