So far, seven firefighters and six helicopters will be part of the rescEU
fleet during the initial transition period and the Commission will interact with participating countries to add additional assets in the coming weeks, the EC press service said in Bulgaria.
The European Commission's proposal to strengthen the EU's collective response to natural disasters, rescEU
entered into force on March 21.
The focus of the proposal of the European Commission is the creation of rescEU
, which is the EU civil protection response reserve of civil protection assets and will include assets such as firefighting aircraft and water pumping equipment, search and rescue teams, camp hospitals and emergency medical teams.
Yokoyama, Research Center for the Early Universe (RESCEU
), Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo, 113-0033, Japan (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Opening the virtual reality exhibition "EU Saves Lives" in Nicosia, in the presence of Interior Minister Constantinos Petrides, the Commissioner said Cyprus was one of the countries which has both contributed to and benefited from rescEU