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Firefighters develop emergency prevention work in Formentera schools

foto 2023iii bombers AThe Consell de Formentera fire brigade have taken to local schools to develop efforts to prevent emergencies, particularly fires. The preventive training includes visits by kindergarten and primary pupils to the fire station, review of schools' self-protection plans, fire drills in schools and trainings –for pupils at Marc Ferrer Secondary School and for teachers at both the primary and secondary level– to improve emergency response.

According to Josep Marí, interior councillor, additional personnel mean that "the fire department can now dedicate more efforts to prevention, which is very important to forestalling emergencies and improving emergency response". He added that "actions are focusing on schools because safety there is a priority". At the start of the legislature the brigade had eight professional firefighters and one collaborator; it now comprises 15 professional firefighters and a collaborator.

Kindergarten students were the first to visit the fire station, where they saw firefighters' tools, got into the truck, put on firefighter suits and even put out simulated fires. Primary pupils will also visit the station, where they will learn about victim care and how to respond in emergencies. Pupils of the secondary school will participate in prevention classes held directly at the high school.

The fire brigade will also lead theory-based and hands-on courses for teachers at the island's primary schools and high school. Participants will learn how to perform evacuations and be familiarised with various types of fires and how to use extinguishing equipment. In parallel, fire drills will also be staged at schools and firefighters will review on-site self-protection plans.

29 March 2023
Office of Communication
Consell de Formentera

UOM unpacks undersea cultural heritage of Pine Islands

This Friday, as part of the local programme of the Open University for Older Adults (UOM Formentera), Marcus Heinrich Hermanns, who holds a PhD in underwater archaeology, will present "Undersea cultural heritage: the case of the Pine Islands" (Patrimoni cultural submergit: el cas de les Pitiüses).The talk, the fifth of the 2023 UOM Formentera programme, will take place Friday 31 March at 5.00pm at the Sant Ferran Seniors' Centre (Centre de Majors de Sant Ferran) and is open to islanders aged 50 and up.

29 March 2023
Office of Communication
Consell de Formentera

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Consell backs request for Formentera senator in parliament

foto 2023iii parlamentToday in the Balearic parliament, Ana Juan, president of the Consell de Formentera, and Bartomeu Escandell, finance and tax office councillor, attended the reading of a manifesto urging the Congress of Deputies, the lower house of the Spanish legislative branch, to fast-track steps to ensure a senator for Formentera. As President Juan put it, "this manifesto is a reaffirmation of the request made by Formentera and the Balearic parliament to redress a dysfunction in the Spanish Constitution so that the voice of Formentera is directly represented in the Senate". Juan lamented VOX representatives' blocking of an official proclamation which would have been read in the final parliamentary plenary session of the legislative term.

28 March 2023
Office of Communication
Consell de Formentera

Consell renews collaboration with Chamber of Commerce to promote training of Formentera's commercial sector

foto 2023iii conveni cambraToday Ana Juan, president of the Consell de Formentera, and Juan Manuel Costa Escanellas, local delegate to the Chamber of Commerce, signed a collaboration agreement under which the Consell will provide €10,000 to promote commercial training, market research and communication on the island.

This agreement constitutes a reinforcement of the Consell's support for Formentera companies, and trade in particular, to promote training activities and encourage new entrepreneurs to start their business project. With this agreement, the Chamber plans to carry out language courses, day-long workshops in customer service, management and window dressing, and training in new technologies.

27 March 2023
Office of Communication
Consell de Formentera

Consell and Casa del Poble sign collaboration agreement

foto 2023iii casa del pobleToday Ana Juan, president of the Consell de Formentera, and Miquel Costa, president of El Pilar de la Mola Residents' Association, signed a collaboration agreement for the temporary lease of space at the Casa del Poble in La Mola and a €20,000 grant to maintain the facility and services and promote and develop association and community activities in 2023.

24 March 2023
Office of Communication
Consell de Formentera

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