Forest blaze team join 112

FOREST fire control is now available through the 112 emergency number.

The Malaga provincial centre of Infoca, the forestry fire prevention and control service can now answer calls 24 hours a day in Spanish, English, French and Arabic.

And Infoca operatives will also benefit from the state of the art computer communication provided by the 112 network.

This means they will be able to record all cases where their services are needed, including location details and how big the blaze is.  It will also help them to better coordinate their resources, Infoca Malaga reported.

“Transferring information will be faster. Emergency units will get exact details on the location of fires and how they spread, with GPS coordinates,” Andalucian deputy councillor for the Environment, Javier Carnero, said.

Emergencias 112 Andalucia is a cost-free public service integrating emergency help from police, firemen, ambulances, health care, civil protection and now forest fires too.   

 

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