Some 500 soldiers of the Third Battalion Intervention Military Emergency Unit (UME) held from 20 to 25 May, a training exercise in the regional park of Sierra Espuna with the simulation of a major emergency, in this case, a large fire forest, and whose logistical base camp will be established at the Ciudad Deportiva de Totana.
This training exercise is performed within the annual training plan that includes the Unit staff to be ready before a major emergency, such as fire can be two different scenarios simultaneously in the regional park.
The military these days occupy different areas of practice and emergency action to fight forest fires in the towns of Totana, Alhama, Mula and Pliego as they develop the simulation of events in the mountains.
Therefore, at the request of the Directorate General of Security and Emergency of Murcia, is going to develop in this area of â€‹â€‹action in order to get an approximation as possible to a real scenario for a possible emergency of this nature.
The programmed actions consist firefighting practices large and intended to familiarize the members of this battalion with the ground for a possible intervention in the area and to minimize damage to the natural area of â€‹â€‹the park.
During the week there will be actions of deployment and training for companies in the area, and on Friday, May 24, are planned said continuous exercise which simulated an emergency due to the large forest fire, with local winds Northeast component between 20 and 30 kilometers / hour.
During the operation, even includes residential eviction of the fictional "The Treebeard" in the center of the regional park.
Just take part also effective EMU Technical DGs and Emergency Safety and Environment, Consortium for Fire Fighting and Rescue (CEIS) and Civil Defence volunteers and Spanish Red Cross of the municipalities involved.
Totana The Sports City will house the assembly of tents, showers and toilets complex and esplanades intended to heliport and alternative areas intended for the installation of individual stores.
The EMU, located in the town of Bétera (Valencia) is a military unit created to contribute to the safety and welfare of citizens in the event of serious risk, catastrophe, calamity or other public needs.