"Sweden's own resources for skogsbrandsbekämpning was too small and not prepared for the large forest fires in the summer, the MSB in a new report. Now wants the authority to expand the resources."
"In the report, which was presented on Tuesday suggest the Authority for civil contingencies agency (MSB), a development in three stages before skogsbrandssäsongen 2019. The authority wish to procure helikopterkapacitet, skopande smaller aircraft, and to ensure that Sweden secures access to the larger skopande aircraft – either as a contracted service or with its own aircraft. This is, however, no ready-made financing, according to the report."
"– The most important thing is that we get better ability to vattenbomba from the air. And that we have a stronger protection, more and more skilled, " says Dan Eliasson, director-general of the MSB, to Sveriges Radio."
"in Addition to the MSB will focus on both a better coordination between the emergency services as well as training to increase the skills within the skogsbrandsbekämpning. Total of suggest the authority of training places at a cost of 60 million. The MSB also want to review the training of emergency services personnel, räddningsledning and training activities to strengthen human resource capacity in the municipal emergency services."
"the MSB indicate in the report that climate change means that the risk of forest fires increases."
"the Report will now be handed over to the justice department."