This Wednesday night, ten of Ille-et-Vilaine firefighters left Rennes. Their mission: to lend a hand to firefighters South East of France.
They were urgently asked with an hours notice, this Wednesday, ten firefighters of Ille-et-Vilaine made way and started the race to help their fellow firefighters in the Southeast of France fighting against forest fires .
“The firefighters of Var and Bouches-du-Rhône are overwhelmed, says Daoudal colonel. They must both fight against fires and continue to provide relief to people while vacationing in population increases significantly during the summer. “
At Bourges ten breton firefighters will join forty other firefighters from neighboring departments, with whom they will form the western column. They will be assigned to either the fight against the fire or the relay local firefighters to continue providing daily rescue missions for people.
“The ten firefighters who go all have the qualification for “forest fires”, but they are especially versatile, and capable of ensuring urban rescue, for example” , says the Daoudal Colonel. “They are well trained firefighters.”
The youngest is 20 and the oldest 61. They left around 8pm from Beauregard rescue center. At the wheel of the first vehicle of the column, Louis Barbier, 20 years is delighted to serve a mission. And admits he “hopes to face the great fire” …