In June the Dutch, Belgian and French MIRG-EU partners visited their colleagues in Kent, England to see the equipment the Kent Fire and Rescue Service uses.
The working group Equipment has set up a preliminary list with all necessary items for a well prepared MIRG. 29 June the members of the group visited Kent Fire and Rescue Service. During the meeting, they checked the equipment of MIRG UK and evaluated whether their own equipment list was complete and the items were adequate to fight incidents on vessels. The working group will carry out a final check in September based on the operations manual. After this check the equipment will be purchased.