Almuñécar Bomberos for Morocco

Fire  personnel from Almuñécar have left to help out in the  search for trapped victims after the Moroccan quake.

ALM Bomberos Volunteer for Morocco Quake SP23The quake hit in the early hours of Saturday between Marrakech and Agadir.

As soon as official permission was obrained from the  Moroccan authorities, personnel  and dogs from the Unidad Canina de Rescate Método Arcón, working  through the NGO GERCCMA, left for North Africa via Motril.

“Our unit  is trained for rescuing possible  survivors who are lying trapped under the rubble of collapsed  buildings,” explained the Almuñécar Fire Chief, José Luis Varela.

If all went without hitches they should already have been  at work yesterday afternoon/evening.

“Although we couldn’t begin  until we had obtained permission from the Moroccan authorities, we are aware that the chances of survival after 72 hours become much more complicated,  especially when the high temperatures in the area are taken  into  account,” concluded Chief Varela.

The participating firemen are José Antonio Cabrera Alaminos and Ismael Martín García, with their rescue dogs, Zeus and Maya.  It’s not  the first time that they have helped in quake disasters: Puebla (Mexico) in 2017 or more recently in Turkey and the  North of Syria this February.

(News/Noticias:  Almunecar,  Costa  Tropical, Granada,  Andalucia)

  1 comment for “Almuñécar Bomberos for Morocco

  1. Patrick Barry Storey
    September 13, 2023 at 2:06 pm

    Good luck to them and the poor people over there.

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