SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, March 8. (EUROPE PRESS) –
The Tenerife Fire Prevention, Extinction and Rescue Consortium has delivered this Tuesday, the day of San Juan de Dios, patron saint of the body, 73 bronze, silver and gold medals to professionals who have passed 15, 25 and 30 years of experience, in an event that took place in the Parque de La Laguna and was attended by the president of the Cabildo, Pedro Martín, the Minister of Management of the Natural Environment and Security, Isabel García and the insular director of Security and president of the Consortium, Rubén Fernández.
“Today they are recognized for the effort, the days of sweat, and above all those days in which one has the feeling, not only of having done the job well, but of having contributed something to this society, to families with difficulties, to extreme situations, or to go to accidents and transmit security and tranquility in those difficult moments”, indicated the president of the Cabildo.
Pedro Martín assured that being able to count on a team like the Firefighters’ Consortium in Tenerife “is very important”.
The president pointed out that in the last volcanic episode on the island of La Palma he felt “great pride in seeing the badge that said Bomberos de Tenerife”, because, he said, “the feeling they conveyed was one of security, both to the president of the Cabildo de Tenerife La Palma and the people who were there disoriented, not knowing what to do and with enormous uncertainty and you transmitted confidence and security”.
The president concluded by stating that it is “a body of the highest quality that has nothing to envy to any of the best devices anywhere in Spain”.
The Minister for Management of the Natural Environment and Security, Isabel García, congratulated the honorees and pointed out that “today is ‘International Women’s Day’ and it would be desirable for more women to choose to work in this body, a profession that has historically been masculinized”.
Thus, she was “sure” that, “sooner or later, they will occupy space among these ranks” and will receive medals on March 8 “for having served 15, 25 or 30 years as firefighters.”
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For his part, Rubén Fernández, Island Director of Security, sent a message of support and stressed that in these 15, 25 and 30 years these firefighters will have had hundreds of experiences, good and bad, and stressed that “it is important that they know that in all of them have always deposited the energy and professionalism that corresponds to them”.
During the celebration, the work of all the staff of the Consortium was thanked for their dedication, effort and commitment to citizenship.
For his part, Jesús Marrero, representative of the winners, thanked his colleagues for their thirty years of service and assured that a piece of his medal belongs to all of them.
The chief fire officer of Tenerife, Florencio López and the manager of the José Laureano Vargas Consortium also participated in the ceremony.
At the event, 53 bronze medals were awarded to those firefighters who have spent more than 15 years in the corps, 6 silver medals for 25 years of service and 14 gold medals for 30 years.