Due to an exten­sive forest fire at the Brocken, AirOps special­ists from @fire were requested by the district of Harz to provide support.

Since Sunday after­noon, our task forces have been on site to support the munic­i­pal task forces in fight­ing the fire, together with the forest fire team.

The focus of our work is on the manage­ment of the oper­a­tional section air for the coor­di­na­tion of fire­fight­ing water releases.

8 fire-fight­ing heli­copters from the Federal Armed Forces, Federal Police, Provin­cial Police and the company Heli­Aus­tria as well as the 2 fire-fight­ing aircraft from Italy, which were requested via the EU Civil Protec­tion Mech­a­nism, are being coordinated.

We would like to thank the local organ­i­sa­tions for their excel­lent cooperation.