During the critical period, from January to May, the following activities
are put into effect:
- Detection: to detect any start of fire we count on a lookout
located on Pedregal hill, on the Cacao Volcano at 1,100 m above sea level,
where we get a general view of the dry sector of the ACG. There is an observation
post at this site, which is under 24 hr surveillance, and which is periodically
communicating information via radio communication to the central post of
the Program, about the different situations that require monitoring.
- Moving terrestrial patrols: these consist of the mobilization
of capable personnel in vehicles with the necessary implements to fight
fires, towards places which because of dry material, topography, and temperature
during the critical hours (from 10:00am to 3:00pm) have a greater propensity
to catch fire. They maintain continual communication with the operation
center, which is giving instructions in accordance to the information they
are receiving from the Pedregal observatory and other sources.