Alcoy gives away land for a forest firefighter base

The City Council of Alcoy and the Generalitat Valenciana have signed an agreement for the cession of municipal land in Beniata for the construction of the forest fire park. The plot is located in the filà Verds, just behind the piadel courts of Beniata.

The forest firefighters, thirteen in total, with one more now in summer, are currently at kilometre 5 of the road to Font Roja, a location that is difficult to access at certain times of the year.

In the act, José María Ángel, general director of the Emergency Agency, explained the process of building the new facility and helipad would take around three years to complete.  First plans must be drawn up and then submitted for approval before the job can be put out for bids.

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