Thwarting fire success for volunteers
CIVIL protection volunteers carried out a record number of hours of surveillance in Benitachell during July and August, spending 343 hours monitoring the surrounding areas in order to prevent any wildfires.
They travelled 2,128 kilometres during this time, and surveyed high risk areas with binoculars from strategic viewpoints – especially from the Puig Llorença, located at the peak of the Cumbre del Sol, which has far reaching views over the whole area.
They were able to spend more time as a grant of €5,250 from the ministry of agriculture had assisted with fuel costs. The subsidy was also used in local schools to introduce educational programmes to help prevent the risk of fire.
The volunteers were personally thanked for their efforts by the new mayor, Miguel Ángel García.