The national firefighting task force is conducting missions in the Chapelle Saint Blaise area, south of Bordeaux, under the coordination of the liaison officer of the host country – France, the General Emergency Management Inspectorate (IGSU) informs.
Thus, 36 firefighters, including 5 forest fire-fighting vehicles, two small size fire vehicles, a 12,000-liter water tanker and a minibus are stationed in the Chapelle Saint Blaise area. A very important role is played by the 12,000-liter water tanker that ensures increased autonomy for firefighting missions, being used for the continuous water supply of trucks.
The missions carried out by the personnel of the RO-GFFF-V [ground forest fire fighting module] module consist in identifying and putting out hidden outbreaks.
In these arduous days for the Romanian firefighters, apart from the continuous support of the French authorities, a real support was also provided by the volunteers who brought water, food and sanitary items, IGSU also shows.
The support mission that Romania offers to the French authorities in the fight against wildfires was carried out by despatching a a firefighting task force of 77 personnel with 17 items of equipment.
The reinforcement is sent to France following the request for international assistance issued by the French government through the European Civil Protection Mechanism.