Le Figaro: What means does France have to fight against forest fires?
Published by Le Figaro, July 2017
Written by Alexis Feertchak
Forest fires affecting mainly the French Mediterranean rim are coordinated in the fight against forest fires in Valabre, near Aix-en-Provence, at the South-East Defense Zone Operational Center. Le Figaro takes stock of both the land and air resources available to the government to fight fires.[...]
New innovative equipment could gradually improve the equipment of firefighters. Since 2014, the Bouches-du-Rhône and Landes firefighters have been using three drones manufactured in France, according to Nice-Matin. Still in test phase, equipped with infrared cameras, they allow to visualize the hot spots and the persons present at the scene of a fire. [...]