By John Smith • 10 August 2021 • 12:06
Signing the agreement
Credit: Consell de Mallorca
AN agreement has been reached to transfer land to the Consell de Mallorca to allow the Mallorca Fire Brigade Headquarters to move to Marratxi.
The president of the Consell de Mallorca, Catalina Caldera, and the mayor of Marratxi, Miquel Cabot, signed an agreement on August 6 to hand over the land.
This will be the future HQ of the Mallorca Fire Brigade and a new fire station, the first in this municipality is also to be constructed.
The new building will host the central and administrative services and the 25 five workers who are now located at the Llar de la Joventut, on Carrer del General Riera, will be moved to the new headquarters, where the Fire Department’s communications room will also be located.
“This project is part of the commitment of the Consell de Mallorca to update and improve the infrastructures and equipment of the Mallorca Fire Brigade, in order to offer the best service to the citizens of the island and to guarantee its security” said President Cladera.
The new building will include a much-needed storage area, as well as classrooms for prevention issues. a training tower, a climbing wall and a practice field.
As well as the construction in Marratxí, there will be a new fire station in Santanyi which will shortly go to tender and a comprehensive reform of the park in Manacor.
A part of the vehicle and equipment fleet has also been renewed and updated, a new advanced command vehicle has been acquired and a modernisation process has also begun, in the management of emergencies.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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