1,700 troops, 9 helicopters and 227 vehicles will be at the disposal of Canarian authorities this summer to tackle forest fires.
The number of staff and resources, announced in a statement by the Canarian Government and Cabildo’s form part of one of the largest fire prevention schemes in the archipelago, in a plan which will cost over €3m.
The news comes after the government annonced the formation of the Forest Intervention and Reinforcement Teams, otherwise known as EIRIF.
The specialist team, whilst based in La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro, will operate across all of the islands.
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