THE Department of Beaches has started installing eight new rescue booths along the Orihuela Costa. The Councillor of Beaches, Luisa Boné, reported that the older facilities were merely rented and had limited facilities.
Additionally, in order to qualify for Blue Flag status, changes had to be made.
Hence, the department designed the new rescue with three distinct functions – to improve the service provided, improve the working conditions of rescue personnel, and to improve the overall image of safety facilities on the beaches.
The booths are self-supporting modules that are as carbon neutral as possible. Natural materials such as wood and prefabricated construction systems were used, so there is a limited impact on the environment.
Boné said: “The booth is divided into two zones, one public (for beach users) and another private, composed of a dressing area and toilet for the service personnel.”
Two booths have already been installed at Le Glea (Campoamor) and Cala Bosque (La Zenia), with the rest arriving over the coming weeks. The total project cost was €173,000.