Yesterday afternoon, a UH-21 helicopter of the 2nd "Sirio" Army Aviation Regiment stationed in Lamezia Terme took off to help firefighters, forest carabinieri and civil protection in the extinguishing operations of a vast fire broke out near the town of Cutro.
The activity of containing the advance of the fire carried out by the Army Aviation required two sorties, 18 drops of water and over three hours of flight.
The Army competes from 15 June to 30 September in the context of Forest Firefighting Campaign (AIB) which consolidates the collaboration, which has already been in place for years, between the armed forces, the national body of firefighters and civil protection (PROCIV) aimed at making the fight against forest fires in the summer period timely, effective and incisive.
The fire-fighting capacity is one of those that the Defense and the Army make available to the national community on a daily basis in cases of public disasters.
In particular, the commitment of the armed forces stems from the agreement stipulated between the Ministry of Defense and the Department of Civil Protection.