SECTION ONE.- GENERAL PROVISIONS.
1.- The City Council of Gata de Gorgos carries out the functions entrusted to it in matters of civil protection through the corresponding local service, in coordination with the different Public Administrations and with the collaboration of the citizens who freely and disinterestedly wish to participate.
2.- To channel the municipal citizen participation in this matter, the Local Group of Civil Protection Volunteers (ALVPC) is created, which is organically and functionally in the municipal unit that provides the Civil Protection service or, if there is none , in the services of Citizen Security.
The purpose of the ALVPC is to collaborate in the prevention and prevention of situations of serious collective risk, catastrophe or public calamity that may arise in the municipality, in the protection and relief of people and property when these situations occur, and in the restoration of normalcy in the affected area.
1.- The action of the Grouping will be governed by the provisions of this regulation, in Law 7/1985, of 2 April, Regulating the Bases of Local Regime, and the rest of the regulations on Local Regime.
2.- The ALVPC will carry out its purposes within the framework of the Municipal Territorial Plan for Emergencies (PTM) and Municipal Action Plans for Specific Risks (PALMO).
3.- It corresponds to the plan of the City council the adoption of the agreement for the creation of the ALVPC, as well as if it gives the case, the one of his dissolution.
1.- The operative territorial scope of the ALVPC will be limited to the municipal term. At the direct request of another top municipal official, or of the Provincial Emergency Coordination Center of the Generalitat Valenciana, which is the body that channels the demands of other top municipal officials, the mayor, or if appropriate the councilor delegate, may authorize the intervention of the ALVPC in another municipality.
2.- The Grouping will be able to participate in the supramunicipal scope with other groupings through commonwealths, regulated by the norm of Local Regime, in particular by the Law 7/1985 of 2 of April and the Royal decree 781/1986 of April 18th.
SECTION TWO.- ORGANIZATION.
1.- Individuals of legal age who are willing to collaborate voluntarily in the activities of the Civil Protection services, or those persons over 16 years of age, resident in the municipality with the authorization of their parents or members, may be part of the ALVPC. tutors, and who voluntarily wish to integrate into it.
2.- The people who, in case of emergency, must develop functions in other groups of the structure of the Civil Protection will not be able to form part of the operation of the ALVPC, not existing any impediment in which they collaborate with the grouping in preventive and planning tasks.
3.- The people integrated in the same will form part of the ALVPC on the occasion of the subscription by part of the municipal corporation of agreements of collaboration with other administrations, organisms or entities, public or private, directed to the promotion, endowment of means , training and better functioning of the ALVPC.
The municipal corporation will arbitrate the necessary means to ensure that the group has specific material that guarantees rapid intervention in any emergency situation, especially in the field of transport, uniformity and radiocommunications, as well as so that the ALVPC can have a its worthy and adequate to the needs of the same.
1.- The ALVPC will depend directly on the Mayor, or if it comes from the delegated councilor, as the person most responsible for local civil protection.
2.- The ALVPC is functionally structured in sections (transmissions, first aid, firefighting, rescue and rescue, training, logistical support, etc.) to which volunteers will be assigned depending on their capacity and preparation. . For their performance, the volunteers will be part of operational groups (action groups). This structure will be of a flexible nature, adjusting to the needs of the service, the means available and to that established by the territorial plan and municipal action plans in the face of specific risks.
3.- The head of the group is appointed by the mayor at the proposal of the delegated councilor for civil protection or, if there is none, the delegate councilor for public safety. The section and group leaders will be proposed, in a justified way, by the head of the group and appointed by the corresponding councilor. The process for the cessation of positions will be the same as for the appointment and appointment of the same.
4.- By the corresponding council, or by the local civil protection service, if any, proposals will be drawn up and formulated for the approval of the rules and instructions that are necessary to develop, complete and apply these regulations. The approval of these rules corresponds to the mayor at the proposal of the delegated councilor.
SECTION THREE.- FUNCTIONS.
1.- The action of the ALVPC will focus, in a permanent and regularized way, in the preventive and operative field of the management of emergencies, catastrophes and / or public calamities, according to what foresees the municipal territorial plans and in the plans of action against specific risks and in acts of public concurrence at the request of the City Council.
2.- In case of absence of professional emergency services or with very high response times, having knowledge of the emergency and previous notification of the same to the corresponding CCE, will be able to act eventually in tasks of intervention in front of accidents or claims, going on to carry out support tasks once the professional services make an appearance and act under their direction from then on.
1.- The territorial plan in front of emergencies (PTM) and the municipal action plans in front of specific risks (PALMO) are the source from where emanate the activities of the ALVPC, being able to vary the quantity and quality of the same in function of the grouping’s ability to take them on.
2.- In coherence with its purpose and organization, some of the functions that the group could develop are:
a) in the framework of PREVENTION:
– risk studies of the locality, preferably oriented in buildings, premises and establishments of public concurrence.
– collaboration and support for the preparation and dissemination of self-protection plans in these centers.
– collaboration in the elaboration and maintenance of the municipal territorial plans and action plans in front of specific risks.
– preparation and implementation of information and dissemination campaigns to groups affected by the different risks.
– action in operational devices of a preventive nature (in large human concentrations, forest surveillance, etc.).
b) in the framework of the INTERVENTION:
– support routine emergency operational services.
– care for those affected in emergencies.
– collaboration in the deployment of the sectorial communications plan.
– in general, execution of the missions entrusted by the municipal territorial plan and the action plans against risks.
1.- Natural persons who, in accordance with the provisions of article 5, express the desire to collaborate voluntarily in the activities of the basic civil protection services may join the group.
2.- The limitations to the voluntary link contemplated in article 5 of the present regulation are also applicable.
1.- People who meet the requirements set out in article 5 of these regulations and who pass the tests of psychophysical aptitude and knowledge will become part of the ALVPC.
2.- The application to be accepted as a volunteer will be made directly by the interested party, in accordance with the model established in Annex I.
3.- The presentation of the application cited in the previous point presupposes the full acceptance of the present regulation, having to be explicit the same when it enters in the ALVPC.
1.- The relationship of the volunteers with the municipality is understood as a free and disinterested collaboration, being based solely on humanitarian, altruistic and social solidarity feelings, not maintaining, therefore, any working relationship.
2.- The permanence of the volunteers in the service of the local civil protection will be free and honorary, without right to claim salary, remuneration or prize, although, the City council, in certain justified and / or exceptional cases, will be able to arbitrate formulas of compensation for expenses arising from the service or attendance at training courses.
3.- The corresponding indemnities for damages suffered as a result of their loan in accordance with the provisions of articles 22 and 23 of these regulations are excluded from the previous paragraph.
The condition of volunteer entitles only to carry out the activities related to civil protection reflected in articles 8 and 9 of these regulations.
SECTION FOUR.- UNIFORMITY AND IDENTIFICATION.
1.- For all the planned actions, of an operational nature, the volunteer must be duly uniformed.
2.- The uniformity of the members of the group will be as follows: military boot type trousers, cobalt blue pants (or navy), orange shirt, cobalt blue (or navy) or orange sweater, jacket / anorak / cobalt blue parka (or marine) or orange and waterproof orange. Others that will be determined depending on the service to be provided are: orange reflective skirt and orange work monkey.
1.- All the components of the ALVPC will show on the left side of the chest the autonomic badge of Civil Protection with the name of the municipality in the inferior part.
2.- The City Council will determine what other badges will be worn on its uniform and its placement.
1.- It will be the responsibility of the mayor’s office to provide an accreditation card to each volunteer of the group, according to the model established in Annex II.
2.- This document has the sole and exclusive purpose of recognizing the condition of Civil Protection volunteer of its user, being prohibited its use for other purposes.
SECTION FIVE.- TRAINING.
1.- Its priority objective in the field of local Civil Protection: the preparation of its personnel at all levels, from the selection and initial training to the continuous and permanent one during the voluntary-grouping relation.
2.- The initial training of the volunteer aims to inform and put the volunteer in contact with the basic knowledge and realities linked to the local Civil Protection, as well as with the different fields of action. This initial training and education contributes to their ability to join the corresponding intervention unit in conditions of effectiveness.
The permanent and continuous training of the volunteer aims not to guarantee and put into practice a right of that, if not, above all, I will attend to the real needs of the provision of the service, obtaining the highest levels of responsibility, efficiency and safety .
The permanent and continuous training of the volunteer aims not only the guarantee and implementation of a right of that, but, above all, I will meet the real needs of the provision of the service, obtaining the highest levels of responsibility, efficiency and security.
1.- The ALVPC will be able to participate with his personnel in the courses of training and training that organizes the General Direction of Interior and in the announcement of which do explicit mention to this possibility.
2.- The City Council, through the ALVPC, will be able to organize its own courses at the local level.
3.- The organizing body of each course will be responsible for issuing its own certificates of attendance and / or use of the same.
SECTION SIX.- RIGHTS OF VOLUNTEERS.
1.- The volunteer has the right to use the emblems, badges and equipment of the service in all the actions to which it is required.
2.- For the purpose of identification in cases of intervention, emergencies or catastrophes, their use is mandatory.
3.- Likewise, the volunteer has the right to receive a sufficient accreditation by part of the City council in which it renders service.
1.- The volunteer has the right to be reimbursed for the expenses of maintenance, transport and accommodation caused by the provision of the service, having to face these expenses the public administration on whom the planning and organization of the established device depends.
2.- In any case, this compensation of expenses will not be in the nature of remuneration or salary.
1.- The volunteer has the right to adopt all the necessary measures to avoid situations that involve unnecessary dangers for him or for third parties.
2.- In any case, the volunteer has the right to be insured against the possible risks arising from his / her performance.
3.- The setbacks derived from his performance as a member of the ALVPC will be covered by an accident insurance that will guarantee minimum access to the necessary medical-pharmaceutical benefits.
4.- The corresponding indemnities will also be insured in cases in which, as a result of the accident, permanent disability or death occurs.
1.- The damages that as a consequence of the voluntary work can suffer the same, as well as third parties, will remain covered by an insurance of civil responsibility.
2.- The City Council, however, will be a subsidiary civil liability, in accordance with current legislation, by virtue of its power of command over the ALVPC.
3.- The modality of the corresponding insurance policies and amounts of the indemnities will be fixed by the City council, being responsible for paying the quotas.
4.- The amounts of the insurances will be updated annually.
1.- The Civil Protection volunteer has the right to obtain all possible information about the work to be carried out.
2.- He also has the right to know all the aspects referring to the organization of the group in which he participates.
1.- The volunteer has the right to participate in the structure of the group and to give his / her opinion on the work carried out.
2.- The volunteer will be able to make the requests, suggestions and claims that he / she considers necessary addressed in writing to the head of the group.
3.- In any case, if 20 days have elapsed since the entry in the register, the writ was not answered, it may be submitted directly to the mayor or the delegate councilor.
SECTION SEVEN.- DUTIES OF VOLUNTEERS.
1.- All volunteers must respect the hierarchy of the group, collaborating in the greater efficiency of the same.
2.- Volunteers must abide by the direction of other competent bodies in certain actions contemplated in the territorial plan or municipal action plans.
3.- In no case, the volunteer will act as a component of the group outside the acts of service. However, he will be able to intervene with a strictly personal character and without any connection with the group in those cases related to his duty as citizens, using the knowledge and experiences derived from his voluntary activity.
1.- The volunteer has the duty to conserve and maintain in perfect conditions of use the material and equipment that has been entrusted to him.
2.- The damages caused in the same, as a consequence of the improper treatment or lack of care, will be responsibility of the volunteer.
3.- In any case, all the material in the power of the volunteer will be returned to the group if the circumstances that advised or enabled such a deposit are modified.
SECTION EIGHT.- REWARDS.
1.- The altruistic and non-profit activity excludes all remuneration, but does not prevent the recognition of the merits of the volunteer and, therefore, the verification of the same for honorary purposes.
2.- The merits and honors granted will be noted in the personal file of the interested party.
3.- The assessment of the meritorious conducts that may deserve a reward, always of a non-material nature, corresponds to the Mayor or delegated councilor.
4.- The assessment of meritorious conduct will be carried out through public recognitions, diplomas or medals, in addition to other distinctions that may be granted by the City Council or any Public Administration.
SECTION NINTH.- TERMINATION AND SUSPENSION OF THE LINK WITH THE GROUP.
1.- The following are causes of temporary suspension of the voluntary link with the ALVPC: pregnancy, according to an optional prescription or a request from the interested party; care for newborns or minor children, at the request of the interested party; justified prolonged illness; carrying out studies outside the municipality; carrying out work that involves long and frequent journeys; for non-compliance with the volunteer’s duties.
2.- For the reincorporation it will be necessary to request the same explicitly.
The voluntary relationship with the ALVPC may be terminated for the following reasons:
– at the express written request of the interested party.
– for declaration of incapacity.
– for serious and repeated non-compliance with the volunteer’s duties.
– to be subjected to a situation of disqualification for the exercise of public office by a final sentence.
In all cases in which the volunteer’s relationship with the group is terminated, the volunteer will immediately return the equipment and accreditations in their possession.
At the request of the interested party, a certificate will be issued stating the services provided in the group.