Policía Local, Volunteer Fire-fighters, Civil Protection, Traffic and Municipal Services
The different teams who work during emergency situations in Adeje – Policía Local, Volunteer Fire-fighters, Civil Protection, Traffic and Municipal Service – came together last Wednesday, an event at which Adeje mayor, José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, publically congratulated the teams for their work and for going beyond the call of duty in carrying out their respective duties.
During the meeting Mayor Rodríguez Fraga made special mention of the Policía Local, a body who, as a result of the recent storms, were unable to celebrate the feast day of their Patron, la Virgen de Guadalupe. In this regard the joint event was also marked by the presentation of an award of distinction to a member of the Policía Local for a clear act of bravery in which he went far beyond the call of normal duty.
The mayor reflected on the need for security, “we always need security, it’s always there, but at times we realise just how important the presence of the security forces is in public, for instance during the storms we lived through just a few days ago or the fire that touched all of us last year. This meeting of fraternal experiences also serves to remind us of the importance of public security and how necessary it is for our society today.”
Mayor Rodríguez Fraga paid tribute to the work of the Adeje Volunteer Fire-fighters who “since their inception, have been on the ball, unselfishly, though not without problems, put they have never abandoned their post and best of all is that they work in perfect synergy with the police, which makes their operations extremely efficient.”
The Adeje Civil Protection unit was also congratulated by the borough’s first citizen for “looking after people, protecting them, guiding them and always with a smile; they have developed into a body with great empathy for their surroundings and are a key element in assisting the public when and wherever they are needed”. The mayor also referred to the Civil Protection Volunteer Unit which he called “the friendly face of our security forces, men and women who have decided to help others during their free time, who are valued more and more every day and whose work at different events has been faultless.”
Adeje council Traffic personnel (signalling) and Municipal Services (operators and garden staff) were also recognised for their work throughout the recent storms, during which a group of persons were on call at all times. Their particular function was to clear roads of stones, mud, branches, etc, which had fallen due to the heavy rains and high winds, as well as keeping the borough’s communication channels up to date on the state of the roads and informed as to any danger points where particular attention was needed.
Finally the mayor of Adeje, José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga said, “we are recognising the work of those people who are there at critical moments, who take risks, help, who wear themselves out to perform essential work, a duty that they have been entrusted with and which they carry out daily without hesitation, because they know that the security and wellbeing of society is an integral part of their responsibility and, therefore, they have to respond”.