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Marbella council updates forest fire emergency plan ahead of dry summer months

  • The town hall in Marbella is in the process of reviewing its protection plan against forest-fire emergencies

The town hall in Marbella is in the process of reviewing its protection plan against forest-fire emergencies.

The present plan was approved by the council in 2005 and adapted to take into account new regional forest and natural fire disaster legislation, known as Plan Infoca, that came into affect in 2010. Marbella adopted its plan to the new Junta rules in 2013 and now the four year statutory period for its revision has expired.

Due to the urgency, the Environmental department of the council has put the updating out to tender at a cost of 2,662 euros. The review will look at the current equipment available, access routes, emergency protocols, vehicles and lists of people available to act in an emergency, from firefighters to groups like the Red Cross.

Since the plan was last updated, there have been no major natural fires within the municipal boundary, although other nearby districts have suffered significant incidents.

The town hall has reemphasised its commitment to fire prevention, reminding local residents of their responsibilities as well.