Itsas Erreskate Basea
Base de Salvamento Marítimo de Arriluze
Sea Rescue Station of Arriluze
Sea Rescue Station of Arriluze is located in the town of Getxo, on an old
port from which it received its name, and very close to important touristic
spots like Ereaga beach and the 'Getxo Kaia' marina.
But the big task of our station remains on the Sea Rescue, and this is what it was originally built for.
Emergency Coordination Center is a room conceived to receive the emergency
calls (either by phone – 94.4.600.200 – or by the call & distress frequency
of the sea band radio – Channel 16 V.H.F. – ) and to co-ordinate the resources
in action on its response.
In addition, in this room there is also a radio used to communicate with our vehicles for support from land including the ambulances of the Red Cross, as well as another one to contact Civil Protection of Getxo (co-ordination with local police and ambulances of DYA).
This is the place from where all the emergencies are monitored and from which the lifeboats are directed to the distress areas, by giving them precise details about the area extracted from navigation charts, official Pilot charts, and index cards prepared by the volunteers describing the coast and its dangers.
is also a big garage-storage room where all the equipment that could be
needed by our crews is kept. Here we can find things like thermal suits,
life vests, neoprene diving suits, complete diving equipment, blankets,
knifes, ropes, fire fighting equipment (all kind of extinguishers, water
pumps and hoses...), including the sanitary equipment employed at sea (collars,
pneumatic splints, spinal board, nest stretchers, medical kits, rescue
cans, rescue board...).
And last but not least, the station is also a small home for all the volunteers who make possible the Sea Red Cross, and therefore it is also equipped as a normal house, with its kitchen, living room, dining room, bedroom...