By Cathy Elelman • 07 November 2019 • 21:00
GATA de Gorgos Civil Protection closed the year’s fire prevention campaign after clocking up 2,237 hours of service.
The 22 volunteers put in 178 consecutive days as part of the Previfoc campaign subsidised by the Valencia region government.
The team also intervened in eight emergency situations and collaborated on special events like the celebration of fiestas, as well as on actions during September’s extreme weather.
Government councillor JoanVi Valles stressed there were no major forest fires in the area this season.
The councillor also thanked the volunteers for all their assistance and for their part in ensuring safety at local events.
The council is hoping that in 2020 there will be a fire surveillance system every weekend and to control crop burning.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
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