Istanbul Fire Brigade to Compete With the World, Istanbul under “Fire Eagle” Fire Fighting Helicopter Wings

Istanbul Metropolitan Mayor Kadir Topbas, explained that they took “Fire Eagle”, which leaves many countries in the world behind, into service.

A reception was held at the Golden Horn Congress Center’s parking area and during the reception a fire drill, in which the fire brigade’s new favourite “Fire Eagle” participated too, was conducted.

The citizens watched the drill along with Mayor Topbas, Deputy Mayor Goksel Gumusdag, Head of Fire Brigade Department Ali Karahan and Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality bureaucrats. Mayor Topbas gave the order to strengthen the fire brigade for aerial firefighting after the fire incident at Polat Tower last year. Following the researches conducted, a 22 meter long, at 195 km. speed Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane helicopter was found suitable. The helicopter, which has a capacity of 10 tons of water, was rented and added to Istanbul Fire Brigade Department.