17/08/2012 Lanzarote (BG) – The Ayuntamiento de Famara expect an ‘avalanche’ of 20,000 people to attend the upcoming Fiestas de Famara. Last night a meeting of the Security and Emergency Consortium of the Cabildo de Lanzarote was held in Palacio Spínola, Teguise, to coordinate activities during the Caleta de Famara Festivities scheduled to take place from the 26th of August to the 2nd of September.
The safety plan being drawn up is to ensure the safety of 20,000 people, a figure, according to municipal sources, was reached during the main events of last year’s fiestas.
During the festivities there will be some 50 troops on duty between officers of the Guardia Civil and Polícias Locales, members of the Civil Defense as well as Emerlan Lanzarote emergency and rescue personnel. The safety and security team will also have the aid of a fire truck, three ambulances and a jeep to help with any necessary action.
El Concejal de Festejos Daniel Morales said they will “again install an emergency and first aid centre, from which any instructions will be directed”. Morales added:”The small treatment centre will have the necessary capacity to deal with emergencies and will be staffed by a doctor and nurse”.
This year will see a repeat of last year’s traffic plan being enforced in order to prevent long tailbacks and accidents at the entrances and exits of the town. There will also be extensive parking for 3,000 vehicles.
Furthermore, the mayor also stressed: “The days of August 31st, September 1st and 2nd will see the largest crowds while the Ayuntamiento will maintain and uphold the agreement it has in place stating all festivities and events conclude at 04.00am”.
The festival is divided into three zones: the pier, the nearby enclosure and the youth area between Calle Erizo and Calle Jamo.