Algarve firefighters are set to receive eight new tactical command vehicles, the Algarve Câmaras Association AMAL revealed this week.
This is to be the first phase of a regional campaign worth €4 million towards improving fire fighting facilities and equipment for the 17 departments across the region.
Delivery of the new vehicles will take place at a ceremony at the Figuras leisure park in Faro on December 19.
In total, the project will see 17 tactical command vehicles worth €666,000, a rescue and tactical assistance vehicle (€200,000), nine vehicles to combat forest fires (€1.5 million) and three vehicles for urban fire fighting (€700,000) distributed across the Algarve departments.
Further protective and support equipment will also be purchased, including helmets, breathing apparatus, radios and generators in an investment of over €270,000.
Funding for the project was financed by PO Algarve 21, which is responsible for the Algarve regional strategic commissioning, with 60% of the capital raised from the European Regional Development Fund.
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