Firefighters receive 4 new vehicles tomorrow

€800,000 investment to help fight forest fires

Firefighters receive 4 new vehicles tomorrow 1The Journal reports that the President of the Regional Government, Miguel Albuquerque, will tomorrow preside over the ceremony of delivery of four forest firefighting vehicles. The event will be held at 14:30 hours at the local Municipal Fire Brigade in Machico.

The four forest firefighting vehicles will be delivered to the municipalities of Machico, Câmara de Lobos, Ribeira Brava and Ponta do Sol, Calheta. A a press release states that the acquisition of these vehicles represents an important operational reinforcement in the fight against forest fires.

The investment amounts to €800,000. The purchase of these vehicles is part of a total acquisition of 35 Technical and Specialized Support Vehicles for the regional government’s firefighters from 2015 to the present.

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