|Updated: 13-Aug-2003||August 2003|
Helping Portugal fight forest fires
On 4 August, Portugal sent to NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) an urgent request for aircraft and helicopters to help fight forest fires raging in the country.
In accordance with its procedures, the EADRCC contacted NATO and partner countries regarding the assistance requested by Portugal, and several countries have responded positively.
The Centre will continue to maintain contact with authorities in
Portugal as well as in NATO and partner countries regarding any
other possible assistance that might be required.