LAND, SEA AND AIR
In 1989, the CPBC created a pioneering service: the Special Units. It is the only fire service in the Comunitat Valenciana which has three special units: mountain rescue, water rescue and search and rescue, with 20 specialists in each unit.
MOUNTAIN RESCUE UNIT
Castellón is the second most mountainous province in Spain. The Mountain Rescue Unit (URM) of the Castellón Province Fire Department acts in any emergency occurred in this natural environment, from the search of disappeared persons in hard-to-reach areas, to services in accidents happened during the practise of mountain activities such as climbing, canyoning or caving.
WATER RESCUE UNIT
The Water Rescue Unit (URA) is made up of diving and boat skippering expert firefighters. It is specialised in open water rescue, enclosed water rescue, reservoirs, lakes, rivers, ravines and wells. A quick and effective response for the Castellón province, which has more than 120 kilometres of coast, where a lot of aquatic activities are practised. In sea rescue, the Water Rescue Unit acts jointly following the stablished protocol of the Maritime Rescue, the state body who has jurisdiction in the matter.
SEARCH AND RESCUE UNIT
The Search and Rescue Unit is made up of specialised in urban search and rescue firefighters, and they also act in big incidents where the movement of large loads is involved, such as heavy traffic accidents, railway accidents and plane crashes, and also in collapsed buildings with damaged structures, or people trapped or missing.