A helicopter of the Provincial Fire Brigade of Alicante landed this morning in Xàbia on the first stop of the route taken by provincial emergency managers to choose the locations of the new heliports scheduled in the Emergency Plan of the Diputación de Alicante.
In the case of Xàbia, the proposed area is municipally owned land on Calle Garcilaso de la Vega, in the Pou de Moro area. It is a location between the port and the Historic Centre, free of aerial cables that hinder landing manoeuvres and adjoining a road, guaranteeing access for ambulances and other vehicles that are mobilized during an emergency.
In the helicopter were the provincial deputy for Emergencies, Jaume Lloret, and the chief officer of the Consortium of Firemen, Vicente Baeza, who discussed with the mayor, José Chulvi, the Councilor for Security and Emergencies, Pepa Gisbert, and the Local Police the space needed for a suitable heliport to provide a service in all kinds of situations that require aerial assistance, whether from fires, medical emergencies or flooding.
For Town Hall management, having a base of this type is important to provide the best conditions for all emergency services enabling a quicker response to any situation which puts citizens at risk.