We regret to pass on that a 53-year-old Fire Chief from Italy was killed in the Line of Duty yesterday. The volunteer Fire Chief, Rinaldo Challancin, from Arnad (NW Italy), was killed while operating during massive storms when a tree fell on him during a rescue operation in the village of the lower Aosta Valley. The Chief leaves behind his wife and two daughters.
France was also the scene of related severe storms yesterday and today. In related storms to the above, about a dozen people are missing on the Cote d’Azur, two of them are Firefighters. The 2 Firefighters are missing and feared lost as their vehicle was swept away by the floods during a rescue operation on October 2, 2020.
THIS VIDEO shows the conditions that the Firefighters are working under: