Deployment of Army in fighting forest fires

Since October 14, the Armed Forces have been deployed in dealing with the forest fires, namely in support of combat, in fighting itself, in protecting and housing people, and in the aftermath and vigilance.
There are nine representatives of the Armed Forces at the command posts of the National Civil Protection Authority to coordinate.
The Army has 13 platoons in surveillance and aftermath actions, four platoons in evacuation actions, and 15 surveillance patrols (one in partnership with the Viana do Castelo City Council).
It also has four Engineering detachments with track machines, and the Viseu Infantry Regiment is housing and feeding 221 evacuees.
The Air Force had a C295 aircraft on a surveillance flight for almost five hours and provided support to receive two Italian Canadair aircraft at the Maceda aerodrome in Ovar.
It has also engaged a firefighting team from Monte Real Air Base, and an Engineering detachment with track machines.

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