(ANSA) – NAPLES, JUN 28 – “Photovoltaic panels on the roof and electric columns for vehicles. What we are inaugurating today in Ponticelli is an energy-independent barracks”. This is underlined by the Undersecretary of the Interior Carlo Sibilia who, together with the President of the Chamber, Roberto Fico, inaugurated the first energy-sustainable detachment of firefighters in Ponticelli, a suburb of Naples. A year and a half the duration of the works – which began in the middle of the pandemic – for a result that – explain the brigade – represents a first time in the country. A recharge for hybrid or electric vehicles is also foreseen. “And the electricity we have left over – they explain from the detachment – we give it to Enel”.
“One of the objectives we want to achieve – explains Sibilia – is to raise the role of the national body of firefighters and make it increasingly an active part in the design of the changing country, through ecological transition, digitization and the introduction of new technologies and energy sources, including hydrogen. Furthermore, thanks to the work carried out in Europe by Giuseppe Conte and now by the Ministry of the Interior – concluded Sibilia – with the funds of the national recovery and resilience plan, the firefighters have started the purchase of 3,800 new green, electric and hybrid vehicles. The ecological transition must restart from the state “.