The Marbella Town Hall has increased the fleet of Civil Protection vehicles with a nine-seater personnel transport van, a buggy to speed up the interventions carried out on the beaches and two motorcycles, as reported this Thursday by the Councilor for Security, José Eduardo Díaz.
The mayor has highlighted during the presentation of the technical means “the great work” carried out by the 60 volunteers from the group, “who are at the foot of the canyon where they are needed” and who have developed more than a thousand hours of service in the month of July alone.
“They are the first to be assisting in rescues at sea and in the mountainsas well as in concerts and events that take place in the municipality and in the large fires that originated on the Costa del Sol this summer”, highlighted the mayor, who added that “they have been collaborating with the Local Police, firefighters and with the lifeguard company, being a fundamental part of our safety plan on the beaches”.
In this sense, he pointed out “the importance of citizens and visitors knowing that the city beaches are well attended, monitored by our security device to intervene in any emergency”.
Díaz has specified with respect to the new supply of vehicles that van “was in high demand by the Civil Protection volunteers” and that the buggy “It is a tool that we put into operation for the first time to optimize interventions in the arena and we also want it to be experimental for the future for our Local Police.”
For his part, the head of the City Council Emergency Service, Jesús Eguía, highlighted the importance “once again, of rapid response coordination to be effective”, something they help vehicles like the buggy, and has indicated that while waiting for the summer season to end, “there is a lot of work but few serious accidents”.
The mayor has abounded in the work carried out by Civil Protection and has given as an example the intervention carried out yesterday on the beach of El Cable, “where the Local Police device, this group of volunteers and lifeguards worked perfectly, saving the life of a person who had gone into cardiac arrest, as has happened on other occasions. He has explained, in this sense, that at 6:55 p.m. the notification came directly through the aid station and in less than two minutes the rapid intervention vehicle arrived, equipped with the necessary material for resuscitation.