English version of the news. Note: the news has been translated by Google translator. Original version in the link provided.
COSTA RICA – ¢ 807 million were destined to buy 15 special rapid intervention vehicles to promptly attend forest fires.
Wildland forest areas are now supported by vehicles equipped to protect and respond to forest fires that lurk in the country’s forests in a faster and safer manner.
“We are very satisfied and grateful for the institutional effort. These vehicles come to give us a great support to the National Fire Management Program. The characteristics of these are what we require to fulfill our main objective, which is to attend forest fires as quickly as possible, “said Víctor Julio Quirós, in charge of the” Fire Management Program “.
Characteristics of the vehicles:
– Water reserve of 125 gallons.
– Portable motor pump.
– Reinforcements for difficult access terrains.
In addition to the vehicles, ¢ 230 million were invested in special personal protective equipment for forest firefighters.