ALICANTE is promoting a network of intelligent sensors to help fight fires and floods. The Department of Project Coordination is focusing on the use of technology to combat emergency situations and improve response time.
Department coordinator Toño Peral, is working on creating and installing intelligent sensors that could transmit warning signals to emergency services if a fire of an unusual accumulation of water is detected. The project was presented at the Climate Summit in Madrid during a seminar on ‘Innovation in the Fight and Prevention of Forest Fires.’
Sources from the coalition Government of PP and Ciudadanos, have explained that the proposal would connect the sensor network with a sprinkler irrigation system. The projection would be focused on the Monte Benacantil and the Castle of Santa Barbara areas, turning them into self-sufficient environmental spaces.
The project, which also includes reforestation measures, is eligible for European financing. Its budget amounts to €6 million, of which 80 per cent could be subsidised if the proposal is approved by the EU.