The Tenerife Fire Consortium has completed the works on the Güímar Fire Station, an infrastructure that will provide emergency coverage to the municipalities of Fasnia, Güímar, Arafo, Candelaria and Arico. The opening of this park will entail the incorporation of 10 new firefighters The Firefighters Consortium has invested approximately three million euros in the creation of this new park, including in this budget the acquisition of the ship, the adaptation works and the supply and endowments of necessary material and vehicles.
The president of the Cabildo de Tenerife, Pedro Martín, indicated during the visit to the completion of the work that “the Güímar park comes to cover the demand of the entire region. On a rotating basis, there will be twenty troops to guarantee security in this part of the Island. He added that “it is expected to incorporate another new park in the west of Tenerife and another one in Arona”.
“On this path we are going to continue advancing, also providing the Consortium with new technical means and vehicles, to continue increasing security on the island,” he said. In this regard, Martín pointed out that “the evolution and updating of the Tenerife Fire Consortium has been strengthened in these four years with the renewal of vehicles and materials, the inclusion of 50 new troops and the opening of this new park.”
The mayor of Güímar, Gustavo Pérez, highlighted the importance of having this service in the municipality. “More than 60,000 people live in the Güímar valley and we also have an industrial estate, which made it necessary to have this type of security against possible fires. In addition, in the upper part of the municipality is the Siete Lomas forest area, one of the most important pine forests on the Island ”, he indicated.
He also added that “having 20 firefighters permanently, in shifts of four people, gives us solvency when it comes to resolving any type of incident and provides us with a lot of security.” This new park, which will take the name of B6, is located in warehouse number 12, block 15, of the Valle de Güímar industrial estate. It is a rectangular-shaped industrial building with a constructed area of 962.61 square meters.
A park sized for three firefighters and one commander per shift, which adds up to 20 troops assigned to this resource. In addition, this facility will house a heavy urban pump (BUP), a pump (with a capacity of 8,000 liters of water), a ladder truck, a light vehicle and a 4×4 multi-purpose vehicle.
The asphalting of two roads will be rehabilitated in Guargacho, in the municipality of Arona
The Cabildo de Tenerife, through the Highways area, is putting out to tender the rehabilitation of the pavement of the TF-653 and TF-652 highways. In the case of the first, the action includes the entire road, from Guargacho Bajo to El Palm Mar, while in the second it covers from kilometer point 4.3 to 6, which connect Guargacho and La Estrella, in the municipality from Arona.
The First Vice President and Island Councilor for Roads, Enrique Arriaga, points out that “these works respond to the demands that the residents have been demanding for a long time” and assures that “the area is very deteriorated, since they are sections with high traffic density”.
For this reason, Arriaga explains that “982,435 euros will be invested in rehabilitating the pavement of these roads so that drivers can use them with security guarantees.” In addition, he adds that “the project contemplates the design of a suitable connection at the intersection of both highways.”