Forest fire requests for assistance

  • 20 Jul. 2007 -
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  • Last updated: 25 Jun. 2009 12:07

NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre has passed on to NATO and Partner countries requests for assistance from Bulgaria, Albania and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia1.

The urgent requests are for specialized firefighting aircraft and helicopters to help fight a wave of forest fires that has struck the countries.

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Photo courtesy of the Center for Satellite Based Crisis Information

The Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) is a “24/7” focal point for coordinating disaster relief efforts among NATO member and Partner countries.

The Centre has guided consequence management efforts in more than twenty-five emergencies, including fighting floods and forest fires and dealing with the aftermath of earthquakes.

  1. Turkey recognises the Republic of Macedonia with its constitutional name.