In recent days, the bomb squads of the Army under the 6th Pioneers Engineers Regiment participated in the "De-activate" project, in which, through distance learning, the military met the students of some schools in Rome to to make them aware of the risks related to unexploded devices still scattered on our territory and dating back to world conflicts.
The "De-activate" project was born from the initiative ofNational Association of Civilian War Victims (ANVCG) ONLUS, with the contribution of the Ministry of Labor and Social Policies and the collaboration of the Ministry of Defense, to offer educational institutions a way to draw attention to the danger of unexploded remnants of war and their impact on the territory and on the people's life.
The initiative, free and developed at national level, is aimed at informing young people about the danger of bombs and how to report their presence to the competent authorities in the area. For this reason, the ANVCG has asked for a specialist contribution from the bomb squads of the Italian Army, who have always been involved on the national territory in the delicate activity of defusing and blasting the residues.
Even today thousands of unexploded bombs dating back to world wars are found in Italy. A fact to which it is right to pay the utmost attention and which must make us reflect on the importance of adequate awareness aimed at preventing and combating accidents related to this type of discovery.
In 2020, more than 2.200 reclamation interventions were carried out by the Army Engineers, including 16 large aircraft bombs.