40 injuries but luckily no loss of life

Adeje orders closure of Playa Shop commercial centre following floor collapse

Following the partial collapse of the floor of the Butterfly disco, in the Playa Shop commercial centre, Avenida Rafael Puig, early this morning, Sunday November 26th, the mayor of Adeje, José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, and the commissioner of the local police of the borough, Miguel Ángel Morales García, have just held a press conference to outline the actions that are being taken by the Adeje council.

“At 2:30am we were advised by the local emergencies body, the CECOES, that there had been a partial collapse of the floor in a nightclub on Avenida Rafael Puig. We immediately activated all the necessary resources to deal with this kind of emergency, local police, professional and volunteer fire brigades, and the national police”, said the mayor.

Regarding the injuries Rodríguez Fraga told press, “Thankfully there has been no loss of life, something we are grateful for given the seriousness of the situation. As a result of the floor collapse 22 persons were treated for injuries on the spot and subsequently transferred to hospitals in the zone – Hospital Quiron and Hospiten and afterwards some were transferred onwards. In the end the numbers of those injured has risen to 40 with some also making their own way to hospital. The injuries range from serious to minor and the information we have that no one individual is in a critical state. We are, of course, waiting for any updates.”
The mayor also told press that no one had been in the area underneath the floor when it collapsed as it is currently an unused unit – previously it had been used for Bingo – he clarified.


“A judicial investigation into the event has now been opened and our role now, as the local council, is administrative. Therefore we, as the local council, and given the technical evaluation carried out by the experts today of the building and the zone, are ordering the closure of the Playa Shop commercial centre as a preventative measure, as guaranteeing the security of the public is our main concern. At the same time we are evaluating the condition of the three adjacent commercial centres, to see if they have been affected. Once we have that information gathered we will open an administrative investigation to assess the causes as well as examine the infrastructure of the unit in question and the commercial centre” the mayor concluded.

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What to do in an emergency?


Adeje is inviting members of the public to suggest additional measures in emergency planning

The Adeje council and the Cruz Roja are organising a series of days to elaborate a programme to deal with security, emergencies and catastrophes, and they are inviting members of the public to add to the plan. The final date for suggestions is December 15th and people are invited to send their proposals to escuela@adeje.es. The final version of the plan will be discussed during March 2018.

According to councillor Zebenzui Chinea Linares, “we want to make sure these working days have a participative element, to encourage and include ideas from local residents”.

The programme has three pillars already established. In the first place the response of the co-ordinated emergency team is in place, dealing with emergencies at local, national or international levels where relevant, with a panel of experienced personnel. The second point refers to analysis of the situation and the development of technologies in the field of emergency response and the third pillar examines the strengths and weaknesses of both public and private safety bodies and measures.

From these bases the programme is being developed and expanded and the councillor is making a special appeal to experts in the sector to help in the development and deployment of the plan to allow it meet properly the needs of any real emergency.

The ideas sent will be evaluated by the technical team responsible, and during January and February the final programme proposals will be evaluated.


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112 App in the Canaries

Captura web 1-1-2 CanariasSome Apps are more uselful than others, and this one could save your life!
The Canarian
Ministry of Economy, Finance and Security, and FRESS Foundation, have signed a collaboration agreement by which, the Canary Government improves the access to the European emergency number 1-1-2 by implementing FRESS.

FRESS is the Social Network for Emergency Response designed exclusively by the Foundation FRESS (Free Emergency Services) for emergency management.

FRESS provides a software application that creates a communications platform allowing individuals to seek emergency assistance through an easy to use smart phone app. through voice, real-time texting, sharing photos and data. and optimizing the location of the caller.
The system also translates text messages into Spanish automatically, which is an advantage for the millions of tourists who visit the Canary Islands.

With this initiative 1-1-2 CANARIAS wants to move forward and join the project of Next Generation Emergency Services, providing attention to all the individuals in our community, connecting users with different abilities, languages and nationalities with the European emergency number 1-1-2.
Advantages of FRESS 1-1-2

Using FRESS112 for the location and positioning by the terminal location via GPS is more accurate than the one submitted by phone antennas

The application works with 3G network FRESS, ie you must have enabled data line in the terminal for the use of advanced options such as sending pictures. Your download is free and the user of this service must have installed on their mobile device this app with all desired personal and health information in order to improve response times by emergency services

FRESS112 has been developed by the International Foundation FRESS and has already been tested in the emergency services in Virginia, USA (911), Mexico (Control Center), currently in operation, and Krakow in Poland, and has now been integrated in the Canary 1-1-2 technological system

The purpose of the Foundation is to connect FRESS users to the nearest emergency center via voice, text, images or video communication, from anywhere in the world they are.

FRESS Foundation is dedicated to develop technology and activities of general interest, specifically intended to encourage, assist, promote, encourage, and disseminate information and technological tools to improve the safety and emergency conditions of people at risk of exclusion for physical reasons. It also tries to promote and disseminate the development of information, scientific research and technological development in our society.