THE CITY of Javea has rolled out a series of seminars programmed to take place between May 9 and May 25, focusing on self-protection against forest fires.
In this first phase, they will focus on areas at greatest risk of forest fires (known as ‘urban forest interface’), training residents not only to prevent the fires but to prepare themselves as best possible in case of an emergency.
The seminars will be led by specialist forest technicians of the Medi XXI GSA team, who have been hired by the City to draft the municipal fire prevention plan.
Tuesday May 9 – La Ermita del Popul
Wednesday May 10 – Parque de Bomberos Voluntarios, Balcon al Mar
Thursday May 18 – Recreational Area, Pinosol
Friday May 19 – Recreational Area, Rafalet
Thursday May 25 – Green Area, Tossalet (Calle Azores)
All seminars are scheduled to begin at 10.00am and will be in Spanish with a translation into English.
The seminars will consist of two parts – both theoretical and practical.
There will be the opportunity for all participants to voice their concerns and discuss their experiences and all will receive a guide to take home.
The series of seminars presents the first step taken by the City of Javea in its municipal fire prevention plan, following its strategy – ‘the best prevention is social awareness and training’.
In an area with a residential structure such as Javea, forest fires pose a greater risk, hence why the city are focusing their efforts on providing residents with the training required not only to prevent the fires but to prepare themselves as best possible in case of an emergency.