1. The Tarragona fire rages 6,500 hectares and authorities fear that it will reach 20,000.

The Tarragona fire is still active. The authorities have confirmed that the fire has already raised more than 6,500 hectares and hope that because of the “unfavorable” weather conditions they will be able to light a total of 20,000 hectares. For this reason, the General Administration of the state has sent a total of 277 troops and 88 vehicles from the Military Emergency Unit (EMU). The 413 firefighters and 230 members of the HEU who work in extinguishing the fire with 90 ground crews and aircraft of the Ministry of Agriculture will be added to three aircraft amphibians. Two cargo planes on the ground, two Brief with two helicopters and their helipads of 1,200 liters each) and 34 capable, more another helicopter Kamov and an aircraft communications, as has informed the Ministry of the Interior this Friday.

The Community of Castilla-La Mancha has moved to the area two aircraft amphibian surveillance and attack, and two ACT of surveillance and aggression, also, six people are working among technicians and operators.

The Community of Valencia is involved with a Bell helicopter and a squad helitransportada, and the Community of Aragon is supporting with means typically involving a technician, two crews and two auto bombs.

Coordination between different communities and the European civil protection mechanism, among others, the General Directorate of Civil Protection and emergencies of the Ministry of the Interior, the sub-delegate of the Government of Tarragona and EMU are participating through meetings and videoconferences.

  1. The traumatic situations and the stories they tell us are the main origins of the phobia to fly

Phobia is a psychological disorder whose symptoms occur mainly during early childhood, as explained by Dr. Pedro Adrados, clinical psychologist, who has emphasized that its origin is still unknown although it is usually associated with traumatic situations of the patient or to the story of other people.

In this regard, the expert has pointed out that the phobia should not be confused with the mistrust that a plane might cause. This difference is based on the degree of threat to which the act is experienced and the inability of that alert state to bring about in the life of the individual.

Within this phobia, there are two groups. On the one hand, there are those where their fear is related to a possible accident, and on the other, there are those whose concern is associated with the risk of an anxiety attack.

In this context, the doctor has stressed that when fear is damaging for the person in question, the best solution is to go to the psychologist. One of the” main “techniques that are carried out in this type of disorder is exposure, which “must be done in a safe, controlled and gradual manner, providing the patient with the tools necessary to overcome that fear.”

Also essential are techniques that allow decreasing the neurovegetative activation of anxiety, such as tachycardia, sweating, or hyperventilation. Relaxation and meditation techniques such as yoga or abdominal breathing are used for these cases. As for the cognitive level, the expert has highlighted the learning of techniques to avoid anxious expectation and normalize fears by sharing them with the environment. Also, he explained that the patient’s state of alert must be taken into account.