Brave volunteers from the Civil Protection head to La Palma

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Volunteers from the Civil Protection in Rincon de la Victoria left today heading for La Palma. The aim is to offer support in the municipality of Llanos de Aridane with the hope of minimizing the serious effects left in the destructive path of the  Cumbre Vieja volcano. 

The team left today at 4:00am en route to Tenerife. They arrived safe and sound at 16.00pm this afternoon in La Palma after a 12-hour journey.

The Brave volunteers will collaborate in the tasks of accompaniment, cleaning, psychological and logistical support to all of those affected. The team will remain in Llanos De Aridane, one of the towns which have been especially affected by the high PM-10 articles and also extreme peaks of sulphur dioxide. The team will then return to Rincon de la Victoria on Saturday. Other Civil Protection teams from all parts of Spain are working together to provide continual support to ensure the well-being of the victims of the aftermath of this natural disaster.

The Rincon de la Victoria Civil Protection Association carries out prevention, forecasting, collaboration, disaster relief and emergency work. It is currently made up of a total of 55 volunteers. Every year, Civil Protection acts in about a hundred preventive services in Rincon de la Victoria alone. This service is also provided on a nationwide basis.

The Civil Protection offers support on a volunteer basis, although they expect all of their members to treat the service as though it was another of the emergency services available to the citizens of Spain. The work they do provides communities and individuals with support that makes them an essential part of our emergency services.

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