Collaboration for training in the prevention of electrical risks

More than 500 technical personnel and agents of the Ministry of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Development of the Regional Government of Castilla-La Mancha receive training to improve coordination in the prevention and fight against forest fires.

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The Regional Administration School of Toledo has hosted the tenth and last day of the training cycle on "Prevention of electrical risks and conservation of facilities", given by experts from Red Eléctrica de España and the Community Board of Castilla-La Mancha, and targeted at agents and specialists of the Regional Ministry of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Development.

In all, over 500 agents and specialists have attended a total of ten training days held in the five provinces of the region. This training is a result of the collaboration agreement between the regional government and Red Eléctrica de España, .

The main purpose of the agreement signed by both entities is to establish a framework for collaboration and coordination of actions for the prevention of and fight against forest fires. The framework has allowed the following to be established: information and action protocols for the extinction of fires; methodologies required for the treatment of the vegetation under electricity lines and for the protection of fauna, and the implementation of measures necessary to prioritize the safety of people.

The Director General of Natural Spaces and Forestry Policy of the Regional Government of Castilla-La Mancha, Rafael Cubero, and the Regional Delegate of Red Eléctrica de España, José Ignacio Fernández, attended the training days during which experts from Red Eléctrica explained how the Spanish electricity system works and, in particular, that of Castilla-La Mancha. The training also covered the main characteristics of electricity facilities, the maintenance work performed and the safety & security measures implemented in the electricity transmission grid.