The Madrid forest firefighters ask to have a professional category
Several dozen forest firefighters who are part of the workforce of the Community of Madrid demonstrated this Thursday the 9th in front of the doors of the regional Parliament to ask to improve their training and thus be able to obtain recognition of their professional category. “If they recognize the category of forest firefighters, they have to recognize us as occupational diseases and dangerousness,” the spokesman for the association of forest firefighters of the Community of Madrid, Íñigo Hernández, explained to Efe. As he pointed out, in the Community of Madrid there are firefighters who are civil servants and work in the 19 parks in the region that have powers to put out this type of fire. On the other hand, he said that there are “privatized” personnel and, in addition, a total of 213 workers considered Community labor personnel.