Chopper support

TWO HELICOPTERS have been relocated to the heliport next to the Loulé bombeiros facility, where one will be used by the Civil Protection unit and the other will be used as a back-up.

The Kamov aircraft are expected to be primarily used to fight forest fires and a spokesperson for the Civil Governor’s office said that there was little more that the Algarve needed to combat forest fires. As in 2007, two helicopters will also be positioned in Monchique and Cachopo in the east to be on stand-by to respond quickly to emergencies.