The use of aircraft in fire disasters: the Italian Air Force Medical Corps in burn emergencies
Aircraft have been used for over 50 years in the fight against fire and they represent one of the most powerful weapons for this purpose. Both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters are used in Italy for extinguishing fires. The Italian Air Force uses exclusively conventional fixed-wing G-222 and C-130 aircraft stationed at the 46th A/B base in Pisa. The Italian navy and the army use only helicopters. In addition, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests in collaboration with the Ministry of Civil Defence uses CL-215 Canadair ‘water-bombers’.
KeywordsAmmonium Phosphate Civil Defence Rescue Mission Fire Disaster Powerful Weapon
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