THE proposed location for the new Orihuela fire station is in an area where there is no risk of flooding, municipal mayor Emilio Bascuñana has stressed.
The council head was speaking during a visit to the fire station located in the San Anton district, where he was joined by Diputacion de Alicante President Carlos Mazon, provincial Emergencies deputy Javier Sendra and Orihuela Emergencies councillor Victor Valverde.
The idea is for the station to move in the near future to new, more modern facilities. To that purpose Orihuela council has offered the provincial government a municipal plot for the construction, the preliminary works due to get underway shortly.
Bascuñana said the most ideal location was identified as in the Montepinar area on the crossroads between the La Matanza and Murada highways in terms of communication in order for firefighters to get easily to neighbouring municipalities as well as to serve Orihuela.
Thanking Orihuelas council for its cooperation, Mazon said the provincial administration had studied the proposed location, and that the process is now underway to make it available to the Diputacion “with the objective of improving in connectivity, strategic position and to modernise our facilities, thereby providing a better service.”