The Councillor for Security and Emergencies in Torrevieja, Federico Alarcón, together with the Councillor for Education, Ricardo Recuero, have explained the activities programmed for the anniversary of the earthquake that occurred in Vega Baja in 1829.
They have been accompanied by the different representatives of the State Security Corps and Forces and the Emergency services (Local Police, Guardia Civil, Firefighters, SAMU and Civil Protection) who will be part of the earthquake drill that will take place on Tuesday, March 21, starting at 9:30 a.m., at CEIP Cuba and at IES Mare Nostrum.
As the Councillor for Education, Ricardo Recuero, explained, “educational centres are obliged, once a quarter, to carry out a fire and/or earthquake drill. For this quarter, and coinciding with the commemoration of the earthquake that devastated the city in 1829, an earthquake drill will be carried out in all the educational centres of the city”, which will have the participation of all the Security Forces and Bodies of the State, as well as the Emergency Services, which will emulate a rescue at the CEIP Cuba and at the IES Mare Nostrum. It will be in this last school where a helicopter air rescue will take place.
For this drill there will be an advanced command post in the main Torrevieja fire station, from where everything that happens will be coordinated and recorded. In the two educational centres an operational control will be installed, with the rescues that would be made in the event of a catastrophe of this type. In addition, a communications failure will be simulated, with the necessary firefighters who would find themselves in a situation with similar characteristics.