The Corpo Nazionale dei Vigili del Fuoco is part of the Ministry of Interior and is in charge of firefighting, public aid and civil defense in general. It was the first italian government organisation, after the air force, to used helicopters.
More Erickson S-64 Air Crane Ordered, 11-Jan-20 : #firefighting Korea Forest Service (ninth for KFS) and the Italian firefighters (two for VdF) ordered the S-64F heavy lift helicopters
Italian Firefighters Orders Five More AW139, 18-Jun-19 : Paris Air Show 2019 Italian firefighters Corps, Vigili del Fuoco, confirmed other five AW139 helicopters in addition of the 3 ordered early this year in order to replace the AB412 fleet. As of today, 61 AW139s are flying with different Italian government agencies
Italian Firefighters Received New AW139, 18-Apr-19 : #firefighting Italian National Fire Corps (Vigili del Fuoco) received first 2 of 3 (plus 12 options) AW139 to start replace aging AB412 helicopters