R. VALLE Gijón prepares to face a high alert. The heads of the Prevention, Firefighting and Rescue of Gijón are the architects of the new Municipal Emergency Plan Gijón (Pemugi), which has just been presented to the mayors of all local groups. The Pemugi sets the "organic-functional framework and mechanisms for mobilizing human and material resources necessary for the protection of people in case of serious collective risk, disaster, public calamity or any other type of risk and impact." After getting the nod at City Hall, the Pemugi will be processed by the Principality of Asturias to get their approval and which can be integrated into the regional territorial plan, called Platerpa.


What are you talking Municipal Emergency Plan Gijon?

Four levels of emergency. In this emergency plan will not be anything that happens outside the borders of the land between the end of Gijón. Yes, depending on the severity of the problem four levels-a situation 0 fixing situation 1 situation 2 and situation 3 ranging from a localized emergency that can be controlled with basic resources to an emergency Hall of gravity that requires active plan especially in Asturias.

Local Civil Protection Commission. It is a body of expertise and coordination where the presidency and responsibility lies with the mayor. The vice lies with the council Public Safety and be as vocal fire chiefs and local police and municipal services responsible for Planning and Environment. You can call on experts for specific topics.

Three types of risk. The risks referred to in the council are organized into three types: natural, technological and manmade (related to human behavior). Natural is flooding, the risks associated with weather phenomena and ground movements. When analyzing the technological risks in Gijon are considered risks from industrial leak, fire or explosion, pollution through transport of dangerous goods by road and rail. Under the third heading are located, among other anomalies in water supply, gas, electricity and telephones, all you have to do with food or commodities, the cost of transportation, the risks associated with human concentrations, vandalism, fires ...

Business plans. The drafters of Pemugi considered necessary to develop three special plans to control flooding problems, forest fires and hazardous materials transportation. There is also talk of developing four sectoral plans Musel port, railways Renfe and Feve, Repsol Butano and ArcelorMittal. Other risks that may impair a specific planning include marine pollution and salvage beaches.

The focal. Faced with an emergency situation will go live on local operational coordination center (CECOPAL) which includes the address of the emergency plan, the advisory committee, the integrated control center cabinet services and information. That will be the permanent home for the flow of information and transmit and receive alarms and alerts. The Mayor * direct the emergency plan and will also inform the public who

Five groups of response. The operational structure of response from a forward command post that controls five groups: intervention, health, technical support, logistics and order and social action. The Pemugi devotes much of its pages to define the work of each group. In the emergency area will be areas of intervention, relief and base.

Catalog of risks and means. The plan is supplemented by a risk inventory and catalog media and mobile resources which include specialists in all areas that may be needed or consulted, groups of public and private security and all kinds of material resources from rescue helicopters construction machinery. Resources are also discussed transportation, utilities or places to evacuate people.