Photo: Miriam Velázquez Rodríguez

With all honors,

the people of Matanzas fired this Sunday members of the Cuban Fire Department from Pinar del Río, Artemisa, Havana, Mayabeque, Villa Clara, Cienfuegos, Ciego de Ávila and Sancti Spíritus, after facing the fire in the base of super tankers.

On the esplanade in front of the Mártires del Goicuría primary school, once a barracks converted into an educational center, the gratitude of the citizens and the main authorities was publicly expressed to the heroes and those who died during the incident caused by an electric shock on August 5 last. .

Yunisexky Bernal Lóriga, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) in this main town, said that upon learning of the tragic event, the brave firefighters did not hesitate for a minute to start their trucks and leave for Matanzas.

The party leader meant that the honorees exemplify with their attitude and altruism the precept of the National Hero José Martí:

"the true man does not look on which side lives better, but on which side is duty."

That fire that did not stop, the immense curtain of polluting smoke that suffocated by the simple fact of looking at it, will remain forever in the memory of the people of Matanzas, but respect and admiration will also remain for the courage of those who transcended their fears, placated ours. and they defeated terror, he valued.

The ceremony, in which a minute of solemn silence was observed in tribute to those who died in the action, was presided over by Susely Morfa González, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) in Matanzas, and Mario Sabines Lorenzo, governor of the territory , who gave recognition to the solidarity firefighters.

Yurisbel Estrada Carrasco, Chief of the Cárdenas Firefighters Command, thanked the work of colleagues from the rest of the country and also those from other sister nations, the Cuban Red Cross, rescuers, combatants, volunteers, and those who sent humanitarian aid.

The fire spread and caused the explosion at the supertanker base, in the industrial zone of this city;

it was extinguished on the last 12 thanks to the work of specialized forces and media from Cuba, Mexico and Venezuela.

In video, Matanzas town fires firefighters

(Taken from Cuban Radio)

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