Since the terrible fires in Gran Canaria, many people have been asking how they can help support the bomberos. The fire brigades in each island are part of an official association – the Consorcio – and in Tenerife that comprises the five professional and the nine volunteer stations, known as Parques. All are overseen by the island Cabildos and Canarian Government, and are coordinated by 112 Emergency Services.

Clearly the volunteer brigades rely on donations from the public and in this respect many hold charity events to raise funds. The latest one is by Adeje, and it’s on Saturday 5 October between 12 noon and 11pm at the Parque de Bomberos de Adeje which is near the Karting in Fañabe, virtually straight across the motorway from the Hiperdino.

 

Source: Janet Anscombe

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