Protección Civil conveys its demands to the new council leadership

Mayoress Rosa Cardona and councillor Juan Ortolá agree to draw up a schedule to put them into operation

Friday 14th July 2023
Mike Smith

Xàbia Mayoress Rosa Cardona and councillor Juan Ortolá (Citizen Protection, Security and Emergencies) visited the Protección Civil Xàbia during the group’s weekly meeting to learn more about the work of this volunteer outfit which was the first in the Marina Alta to receive accreditation to attend forest fires alongside the professional fire fighting service.

The council officials were able to learn about the demands of the group, such as the renewal of the two vehicles in its fleet and the expansion of the stock of PPE personal protective equipment so that each volunteer can have a spare as well as other improvements at the group’s headquarters that have required attention for some years.

In addition, the group has asked the council to acquire the necessary licence for an APP that will improve the internal functioning and the positioning via GPS of all volunteers in emergency situations.

Both the mayoress and the councillor promised to address the requests related to the PPE as soon as possible whilst establishing a schedule to address the rest of the requirements. The mayoress also thanked the group for the “selfless work” of the volunteers who spend their free time watching over the protecting Xàbia.