Likewise, the governor announced that “Next year’s budget will more than double the funds allocated to the operational financing of the Buenos Aires volunteer firefighters, amounting to 500 million pesos.” “In all the barracks we visit we see heroism and vocation, that is why we from the Government are willing to provide the necessary resources so that they can continue helping our people,” he added.
The event was attended by the Minister of Security, Sergio Berni; the local mayor, Gustavo Cocconi; the secretary of Federal Articulation of the Security of the Nation, Silvia La Ruffa and the president of the Buenos Aires Firefighters Federation, Osvaldo Lori. The national deputies were also present Eduardo Bucca and Liliana Schwindt.
The training center demanded an investment of 150 million pesos in order to professionalize the activity. In this way, it will avoid that volunteer firefighters have to carry out training abroad, while it will also be useful for members of the security forces. In a planned training of 70 hours per person, direct fire tests, rescues at height, accident simulations on routes and in collapsed structures will be carried out.
Previously, Kicillof visited the Municipal Museum and Conservatory of Tapalqué, where he also spoke with primary and secondary school students. He also toured the works carried out by the Housing Institute in the Néstor Kirchner neighborhood and visited a municipal rehabilitation center for the care of the elderly. The head of Advisors participated in the activities, Carlos Bianco; and the Undersecretary of Transportation, Alejo Supply.