Military monitoring fire risk

in News · 03-08-2020 18:02:00 · 0 Comments

More than 300 military personnel will be between 3 and 5 August in the continental territory for surveillance actions and prevention of rural fires in 16 of the 18 districts, announced the Armed Forces General Staff (EMGFA).

According to a statement by the EMGFA, “five more daily patrols have been activated, which have joined the 20 already on the ground since 1 August, for a total of 210 military personnel, which will reinforce land surveillance and deterrence patrol actions”.

“These soldiers are added to the 119 who are already in the same functions in much of the national territory. Namely, 108 military personnel under the Faunos Plan, in support of the Institute for Nature and Forestry Conservation (ICNF), nine military personnel under municipal protocols, in surveillance and awareness-raising missions, and two military personnel who make up the crew of the Air Force's “Koala” helicopter, which performs reconnaissance and coordination operations from other air media”, reads the statement.

The support, with 25 patrols (19 from the Army and six from the Navy) follows the request of the National Authority for Emergency and Civil Protection (ANEPC), "with the objective of increasing prevention actions throughout the country", especially in Beja, Braga, Bragança, Castelo Branco, Évora, Faro, Guarda, Leiria, Lisbon, Portalegre, Porto, Santarém, Setúbal, Viana do Castelo, Vila Real and Viseu.


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