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The Balearic Islands Port Authority donates a fire engine to the Fire Brigade of the Formentera Council to reinforce safety at the Port of Savina

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Palma, 26/09/2018

The Chairman of the Balearic Islands Port Authority, Joan Gual de Torrella, and the Chairman of the Island Council of Formentera, Jaume Ferrer, have formalised this morning the donation of a fire engine to the Formentera Fire Brigade, with a signing ceremony at the Balearic Islands Port Authority central offices in Palma.

The donation of this fire fighting vehicle is part of the cooperation agreement signed between both institutions on 18 December 2014 with the purpose of contributing towards the safety of the Port of Savina, in terms of fire prevention, fire fighting, rescue and civil protection.

The lorry is currently in Seville, where it has been adapted so as to be used in emergencies. It should arrive on the island in the next few days.

In addition to the lorry, the Balearic Islands Port Authority has provided the Formentera Fire Brigade with the amount of €10,000 for the acquisition of material for specific emergency action in ports.

The fire engine acquired by the Balearic Islands Port Authority is a light vehicle equipped with a hydraulic platform and tanker, and has been allocated to the company Iturri, S.A. with a budget of €191,000.

With this action the Balearic Islands Port Authority continues with its strategy to sign agreements with the local island councils, in order to reinforce the resources available to fight fires in these installations and elevate to the maximum level the safety of port facilities.     


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