Ein rotes ITURRI Feuerwehrauto, welches bei Nacht über eine Brücke fährt


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Special vehicles from Iturri help fight forest fires in France

Special vehicles from Iturri help fight forest fires in France

Lower Saxony supports the fight against forest fires in southern France with two special vehicles from Iturri

Devastating forest fires are currently raging again in the French region of Gironde. Due to the worsening situation, the state of Lower Saxony is supporting the French forces in fighting the fires.

Last week, an EU-standardized firefighting unit was assembled in Bonn especially for such events, which also involves two special vehicles and personnel from Lower Saxony, according to the Minister of the Interior and Sports, Boris Pistorius.
The Lower Saxony unit consists of a command vehicle and two special Iturri forest fire tanker trucks (TLF-W).
These are vehicles specially developed for such operational situations, which were only handed over to the Lower Saxony fire departments by the state of Lower Saxony in April of this year.
The duration of the on-site operation is initially planned for seven days. Our vehicles are deployed together with the contingent from North Rhine-Westphalia in the region around Bordeaux.
"Of course, we support our French neighbors in such a situation, especially with our vehicles specially acquired for such missions," Boris Pistorius further explained.