The Barbate Fire Service aims to become a benchmark of quality in fire fighting and prevention
The mayor of Barbate, Miguel Molina, highlights “the commitment of this Corporation to offer a public service of excellence to citizens”
After three years of participatory work between the Delegation of the Presidency and the workers, where the needs of mobile equipment and means have been assessed, the catalogue of risks and interventions served by Barbate Firefighters, their needs for increased staffing, and training in new technologies and intervention management, the Barbate City Council has presented the new mobile media and personal protective equipment that will soon be delivered to the entire workforce.
The City Council of Barbate has made an important economic effort to guarantee its fire engines the best resources available in the market so that they “can carry out their work in the best possible way and in the best conditions of safety”. According to the mayor of Barbate, Miguel Molina, “investing in security means is ensuring that our neighbors can sleep peacefully knowing that they have a highly qualified and trained Fire Service that ensures their safety”.
Specifically it has been acquired: a BUL Mitsubishi Fuso vehicle bodyby SURTRUCK, an Andalusian fire vehicle pipeline company. Vehicle with special measures designed to be able to access through the narrowest streets of Barbate and thus guarantee a quality and immediate response to a house fire to any neighbor of Barbate. Equipped with all the security measures and technologies of the market: front and rear cameras, driving aid systems and location of interventions through GPS with vectorized street covering areas, descent of stairs from the roof of automatically, etc. Currently being the only vehicle with these characteristics that there are in the province of Cadiz and one of the first in Spain.
In addition, a BUP MAN TGM 18.340 BB vehicle also floated by SURTRUCK. High performance vehicle prepared to intervene in any type of intervention: long-lasting structural fires, traffic accidents, industrial fires, rescues and rescues, and support for the BUL Mitsubishi Fuso. Equipped with all the safety measures in ergonomics and prevention of occupational hazards that contemplate stherein the regulations regarding the distribution of loads, descent of stairs of the roof automatically without the need for the firefighter to access the roof of the truck, railing of security, etc. It has front and rear cameras, driving aid systems and location of interventions through GPS, vectorized street covering areas, etc.
Molina has also stressed that “in the Town Hall of Barbate we have shown that you can manage a quality Fire Service without large annual budgets that limit investment in other needs of the city: social services, maintenance of schools and streets, improvement of the urban waste collection service”. The annual budget item of the Town Council of Barbate for its Fire Service is 350,000 euros, and this covers the nomines of the 16 firefighters, staff chiefs and group chief, and the needs to increase on-time staff through contracts overtime, equipment maintenance, fuel, etc.”
Once the process of acquiring vehicles and personal protective equipment has been completed from the Delegation of the Presidency and in collaboration with the workers and the Head of Service, the new training plans that will begin tomorrow are being designed working and intervention procedures with these mobile means, the corresponding safety sheets for equipment and manoeuvres, operational intervention management plans, updating the new catalogue of available risks and resources.
(Photos: Barbate City Council Fire Service)
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