Canary Islands face the forest fires season for 2017 with 1,700 troops, 9 helicopters and 227 vehicles

This morning the five Cabildos of the islands held a meeting of the Governing Council and confirmed there are 1,698 personnel (of which 500 are volunteers), 9 helicopters and 227 land vehicles, available in 2017 for the prevention of forest fires. For Tenerife, this represents 504 personnel, 1 helicopter and 67 vehicles. More detail HERE

The Cabildo de Tenerife also deployed the Operational Brifor Prevention and Extinction of Forest Fires (Campaign against forest fires) from today [Monday 12] until 15 October the period of greatest danger, however this could be extended in the event of adverse weather conditions.

Carlos Alonso said the operation is similar to other years and praised the efforts of all staff of the Environment to safeguard the mountains: “They are people who often risks his life to extinguish the fires and we appreciate their commitment and dedication“. For his part, José Antonio Valbuena reminded the public of the importance of implementing the measures recommended by the council: “We want people to enjoy the mountain, but to do it safely. More Here


For more info on Tenerife read the Red Queen Musings everyone’s favourite Tenerife Blog
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