By Cathy Elelman • 20 November 2019 • 12:00
UNANIMOUS: The integration of the municipal service with the Emergencies 112-Andalucia System was backed by all political parties on the council.
CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de Huercal-Overa
THE Huercal-Overa Emergency Services are set to integrate with the Emergencies 112-Andalucia System with the aim of guaranteeing rapid response times and efficiency.
The council approved the collaboration agreement with the Junta de Andalucia’s Presidency, Public Administration and Interior regional minister at a plenary meeting with the unanimous backing of all political groups.
The local authority said the move meant compliance with European regulations and would opitmise response times and the service provided in Huercal-Overa in emergency situations.
Mayor Francisca Lourdes Fernandez explained the integration of municipal service with 112 was particularly important for the Local Police, who will, she said, “be able to obtain information in real time about incidents which occur in our municipality area and which require their intervention.”
Fernandez said Local Police will receive information at “practically the same time moment as 112 receive the call from residents.”
The council clarified a single 112 emergency call number would be established, which it said will be of “great use, not only in situations of daily emergencies, but also in possible abnormal situations with the require the coordination of different emergency services.
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