Forest fires: Faeser announces German firefighting aircraft for RescEU

Germany wants to be better equipped in the future against forest fires such as the recent one in the Harz Mountains. Currently, the procurement of 44 new helicopters for the federal police is underway, which have a large capacity of 3,000 liters for extinguishing water, said Federal Interior Minister Nancy Faeser in Hanover on Tuesday. Additionally, she said, Germany would join the EU’s RescEU program. “This is a program that we, the federal government, are already supporting very strongly financially,” the SPD politician said.

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