The City Council of Talavera de la Reina and the Provincial Firefighters Consortium have taken the final step to unify the provision of the firefighting service. This measure will serve to reduce time, gain in personal and material resources, and be more efficient for the residents of the city and region.
The Councilor for Security and Mobility and the Internal Regime, Flora Bellón, has announced that this week the action protocol has been signed. The agreement has been signed by the mayor, Tita García Élez, and the president of the Consortium, Rafael Martín, in an act with the president of the Provincial Council of Toledo, Álvaro Gutiérrez.
Bellón explained that, after the signing of the protocol, work will continue on the administrative procedures, in which progress has already been made, to carry out this unification; for example, in the documentation of the legal services of both institutions for the viability of this measure, the modification of the statutes of the Provincial Consortium and the agreement of the Plenary of Talavera.
From then on, due to its geographical location, from the Talavera park it will be possible to serve localities that are closer and with which there are better communications than from other consortium parks, such as Belvís or Santa Olalla. This is the case of the Talavera regions of the Sierra de San Vicente or the Campana de Oropesa. It is about reducing the response time in emergencies, saving lives and ensuring that the consequences of incidents are as minor as possible. "For this, it is essential to give an agile and rapid response to these cases," said Bellón.
An area of influence of 127,000 people will be served from the Talavera park. Also with this unification, technical and material means will be gained, in addition to improving working and training conditions for municipal employees, the City Council has informed in a statement.
For his part, the chief officer of the Talavera park, David Bernabé, has stressed that it is "positive news" for the citizens of Talavera and the region; and a "turning point" to solve a problem that has been going on for years to "give a better response", without limiting itself to a territorial demarcation.
He has said that this consortium will reach almost 300 troops, so it will be "one of the most important in Spain" and "it will allow us to better attend to emergencies."