Madeira: Civil Protection recorded 68 accidents in levadas and pedestrian paths – Última Hora

The Civil Protection of Madeira recorded, since the beginning of the year, 68 accidents in levadas or pedestrian routes with the need to mobilize aid, the regional government announced this Monday.


In a statement, the Regional Secretariat for Health and Civil Protection indicates that of the 68 occurrences, 23 were in the municipality of Santana, 15 in Machico, 10 in Funchal, six in Ribeira Brava and five in Calheta. In Câmara de Lobos and São Vicente, three occurrences were registered, while the municipalities of Santa Cruz, Porto Moniz and Porto Santo each registered one occurrence.

In the note, the regional secretariat stresses that the Regional Civil Protection Service “implements several courses, in the area of ​​Wide Angle Rescue, to the various Fire Departments of the Autonomous Region of Madeira, enabling the operators with essential technical-operational skills, making them able to deal with the occurrences received regarding the environment in mountain and cliff”.

“In addition to the training provided, an operational training plan is also carried out […] in order to guarantee the standardization of procedures associated with command, control and communications and consequently their integration in decision support when necessary in the theater of operations”, he adds.

The Regional Secretariat for Health and Civil Protection advises the use of appropriate clothing and footwear and prior knowledge of the duration of the route, as well as the associated level of requirement.

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