Helicopters can carry loads of around 800 litres of water quickly and directly to the source of a fire, and can also transport fire-fighting teams and equipment straight to the site concerned.
Disaster-relief and aid operations in the public interest –
Flooding, avalanches, landslides, evacuations
When disasters such as flooding, avalanches, fires, landslides and storms strike and communities become cut off, helicopters quickly become the most feasible transport option and means of fast access, as only helicopters can carry out evacuations, airlifts, reconnaissance flights and rescue missions in difficult or impassable terrain.
Disaster relief missions