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Participants in wood course exhibit work at Sala d'Exposicions 'Ajuntament Vell'

The Office of Culture of the Consell de Formentera is pleased to report that 4 to 8 April, the Sala d'Exposicions "Ajuntament Vell" will host a display of work by students in the wood course taught by workshop instructor and sculptor Aaron Keydar.

The exhibition will showcase the sculptures made by eight students in the course using wood carving techniques. The works will give visitors to the exhibition a close-up look at the properties and peculiarities of woods such as olive, loquat and almond trees.

The exhibition opens at the Sala d'Exposicions "Ajuntament Vell" on Monday 3 April at 7.00 pm, and will be open for visits from Tuesday to Saturday, 11.00am to 2.00pm and 6.00pm to 8.00pm.

30 March 2023
Office of Communication
Consell de Formentera

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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

Consell seeks volunteers to instal energy meters and form energy communities

The Office of Environment of the Consell de Formentera is working to implement two energy communities on the island. This initiative is part of VPP4 Islands, a project enlisting technological innovation to promote renewable energies in Europe, and one which Formentera joined in 2020. To continue developing the project, an information session is scheduled for Friday 31 March at 5.00pm in the Consell de Formentera conference room (Sala d'Actes, Plaça de la Constitució, 1).

For phase one of this project, the Consell is seeking volunteers from across the island to instal energy meters at homes and businesses. Installation is completely free of charge and will make it possible to track energy consumption with a smart-phone app. Participants need only commit to share the data that devices collect.

The info session will also serve to explain to attendees that they can be part of the energy communities that will be created with VPP4 Islands funding.

Antoni Tur, environment councillor, encouraged local homeowners and businesses to participate in the test, calling it "a chance to advance in renewable energy use and production and raise awareness among islanders".

29 March 2023
Office of Communication
Consell de Formentera

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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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