The Emergency and Security Coordination Center (CECOES) 1-1-2, dependent service of the Ministry of Territorial Policy, Sustainability and Security of the Government of the Canary Islands, attended last Christmas Eve – between 9:00 p.m. on December 24 until 08:00 p.m. on December 25 – a total of 785 incidents. This supposes an overall increase of 134.3% per cent with respect to the usual activity in the same time slot.
By typology, the most numerous demands were related to security with 401 incidents; followed by health assistance due to illness and health transport, with 275; accidents and rescues, with 58; technical assistance, with 26; and the extinction of fires, with 25.
With respect to a normal day, the sectors that have registered a greater increase of activity in these dates have been fires, those related to safety and, third, the traffic accidents and rescues. The rest of the sectors, health, sanitary transport and technical assistance suffered slight increases.
The incident more serious was recorded during the early hours of Christmas Day in Tenerife, in which a vehicle overturned after leaving the road in the access to the TF-5 highway from the TF-29 in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and which resulted seriously injured a 32-year-old boy.
The 1-1-2 Canary Islands remember the importance of following the advice of self-protection that during these holidays it emits through its social networks with its campaign # Risk0 #NavidadSegura to avoid as far as possible the accidents to which we are all exposed during the Christmas season, with numerous parties and spectacles of great affluence of public and thus form the population in the preventive culture.