The use of aircraft in fire disasters: the Italian Air Force Medical Corps in burn emergencies

  • U. Vitale


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’.


Ammonium Phosphate Civil Defence Rescue Mission Fire Disaster Powerful Weapon 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • U. Vitale
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  1. 1.Air Force Medical CorpsItaly

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