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Start the forest monitoring Espuña to fight forest fires during the summer months to the end of September (01/06/2011)

The Acting Mayor of Totana, José Martínez Andreo, along with members of the forest catches and Civil Protection have released emergency and forest monitoring retainer to hold the 2011 Infomur Plan has been activated today 1 June and remain until the end of September, in order to control and prevent possible fires that threaten the natural park of the Sierra during the coming summer months.

This activity is part of the Civil Protection Plan of forest fire emergencies in the Region of Murcia, called Plan INFOMUR and coordinated primarily by the Operations Coordination Center of Murcia (CEPA) of the Autonomous Community.

Monitoring the daily service is to cover the areas of recreational areas for visitors are the gray areas of the fixed monitoring of the Directorate General of Natural and control from the highest points possible, while maintaining coverage for contact the Operations Center.

Furthermore, activation of this plan includes among other measures such as an explicit ban on any type of fire, whether gas or other fuel, barbecues, recreational areas Espuña, sealed for Forest Managers.

Since its activation until the end of September there will be two patrols that actively work through the park and inform visitors of the impossibility of making any kind of fire on the mountain.

Each mobile security patrol, the vehicle carries two individual radio equipment, other equipment to communicate with the Operations Centre immediately and another station in the vehicle.

Also incorporate GPS, binoculars, maps, maps of the area and the equipment needed to fight the fire, as batefuegos, hoes and pulaski, among other tools, with the acquisition of two new spray equipment to quell any small outbreak of fire that may occur .

Totana Mayor expressed his appreciation for the selfless work carried out by Civil Defence Volunteers of Totana noting that this is a group that is equipped to deal with constant monitoring Espuña a fleet capable of meeting needs to transport vehicles and off-road to tackle the possible contingencies that may occur, and stressed the good cooperation and coordination between civil protection, the forest and catch fire station in Alhama-Totana.

He stressed that the fleet of vehicles (6) Civil Protection that has been adapted from the rules issued by the Directorate General of Emergency Region of Murcia.

This service these volunteers provide Civil Protection, as reported by the mayor, who has said that mobile will act as watchdogs daily for a period of nine hours daily.

Also reported that the Ministry of Sustainable Development to the City of Totana pay the amount of 15,128 euros to cover partially the expenses incurred by the partnership.

For his part, Mayor of Totana thanked the cooperation of the Forest Fire Unit (UDIF) and all staff and vehicles to device materials made available to carry out this plan.

Source: Ayuntamiento. Fotos: Totana.com / Video: Totana.TV

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