Commissioner Stylianides in Italy to welcome Italy’s contribution to the rescEU firefighting fleet

On Monday 7 October, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides will visit the Ciampino air base near Rome to welcome Italy’s contribution to the rescEU initial transition fleet. Italy has put two firefighting airplanes at the disposal of the rescEU programme, which were already deployed during the first rescEU operation last summer. Together with their Spanish civil protection counterparts, the Italian crews successfully fought the forest fires on the Greek island of Evia. Commissioner Stylianides will meet the Italian rescEU team, together with Mr Angelo Borrelli, head of the Italian Civil Protection Department.