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Volunteer fire brigade called out 142 times last year
The voluntary fire brigade in Santiago del Teide was called out 142 times last year to help. Altogether, they have been used 97 times in the same borough, 40 times in Buenavista del Norte, mainly in the Barranco de Masca and five times in El Tanque. Most of the operations (52) were aimed at rescuing hikers. Three hikers were recovered dead from the Barranco de Masca.


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25.02.2018 - The fire brigade was called  to 15 apartment fires and 10 car fires. One of the worst cases they were summoned to was the collapse of a discotheque in Costa Adeje.  In 27 cases they carried out security work, such as during the swimming crossing contest from La Gomera to Santiago del Teide.  In further missions they cleaned roads, opened doors, rescued pets or were called to help by other rescue teams.

 



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