Following the request made by the Sicilian Region, Prime Minister Mario Draghi signed the Dpcm last night with the declaration of the state of national mobilization of the civil protection system.
The Department is therefore working to coordinate the dispatch of volunteers, national organizations and regional mobile columns, who will operate in support of the activities to extinguish the fires. This morning an update meeting took place during which the departure for Sicily, today, of teams from Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lombardy, Piedmont, Veneto and from the autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano was confirmed .
With the doubling of the service shifts, 806 firefighters are working today in Sicily to deal with forest and vegetation fires. One hundred nineteen teams in all operating with 212 fire fighting vehicles. 232 interventions for fires carried out in the last 12 hours, 76 those in progress at 11 am.