View Full Version : Tenerife on fire alert

29-05-2011, 09:09
Read about this today:

No-one wants to see forest fires in Tenerife again but emergency services are geared up for an alert should it happen.

Everyone involved knows what to do on paper and all their pre- planning seems to work, according to a simulated emergency last week.
To make it as real as possible, a genuine fire in La Orotava had to be extinguished, with the alert starting on a minor level but then escalating to a more serious threat.
Those involved in addition to the fire crews included civil defence volunteers, the security forces, technicians from the Government of the Canary Islands, the Service of Urgencias Canario (SUC) and aerial resources.
The exercise not only provided valuable training but tested communications in the event of a fire.