The Local-Area Council, (Mancomunidad de Municipios de la Costa Tropical) has organised a potholing course for the firemen of the towns along the Costa Tropical. Fourteen firemen in all, are being instructed in how to carry out rescue missions in caves, mines and crevices.
The 3-day course, which has a 2,500-euro budget, is divided into a theory part (one day), where they learn about special equipment, tying knots, interpreting terrain and how to move underground. The second part is field practice and the last two days, where they practice getting into and out of caves, using the ropes and tackle – and speaking as somebody who used to go potholing around this area, you would be surprised just how many caves there are along the coast.
The instructor on the course is Motril fireman, Genaro Castilla, who has extensive knowledge in this field.
(News: Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)