The town of Cartagena has a new truck to tackle forest fires, a vehicle that has been assigned by the Ministry of Sustainable Development and has been delivered this morning by the Director General of the Environment, Rodrigo A.
Ewe, the City of Cartagena by the council of Public Safety, Enrique Pérez Abellán, who was accompanied by Councilman Sustainable Development, Isaiah Camarzana, and the Director General of Security, Carlos Nieto.
The Cavite Heroes Square has been the setting for presentation of the new vehicle, which has a reservoir with a capacity of 3,000 liters of water, four-wheel drive, 250 hp, rollover protection and a pump capable of throwing up to 2,000 liters per minute.
The new technological systems incorporating the bus lets you fire through barriers and areas of high risk due to a hydraulic self-defense system of the cabin, so that is introduced into the fire and acts dispersing and fragmenting the fire.
It is capable of going through extreme sloping land.
In this sense, Rodrigo Borrega has ensured that this truck has been given to Cartagena to ensure more effective protection of the natural heritage of this area and its region, from Cape Tiñoso to Cabo de Palos, where elements of particular importance include forestry, such as Calblanque Regional Park, Monte de las Cenizas y Peña del Águila and Regional Park Sierra de la Muela.
These areas have more than ten thousand hectares of forest land with trees and about 31% of forest area.
With this installment provides the Cartagena forest catch a next-generation vehicle that will undoubtedly help to optimize protection against forest fires in this county.
With this vehicle, the first in operation in the region, four obtained by the Autonomous Community, while for the other three Cehegín (to cover the North West), Sierra Espuña and El Valle (covering the central area) .
The investment made by the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Regional Planning for the purchase of this truck has been â‚¬ 150,000.
As explained by the Director General of Security of the City of Cartagena, this is the second vehicle of its kind in the Fire Station.
As you may recall last April, the City purchased another tanker off-road with a new water pipe system that protects the car against possible overturning and emergency situations.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena