Darsena Toscana first aid facility, collaboration with associations renewed

Livorno, an accident-proof port

by Port News Editorial Staff

The North Tyrrhenian Port Network Authority has renewed the agreement with third-sector  organizations (Livorno Public Assistance Voluntary Rescue Service, the Italian Red Cross, Livorno Misericordia ambulance service) for providing a permanent emergency and rescue service facility located in the ‘Darsena Toscana’ area until 2023

The agreement had already been stipulated, but only provisionally as an experiment, in October 2022. At the end of this trial period, which proved to be successful with very positive feedback from both workers and local institutions, the facility was implemented and even more tailor-made to suit the port’s needs.

While the agreement is in force, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on working days (8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at weekends) and from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. every weekday from mid-May to the end of September, an ambulance equipped with paramedics, resuscitation devices, parameter detection and trauma equipment, as well as a defibrillator, will be stationed at the root of the Darsena Toscana dock, on the west bank, but also serving the east side, manned with two senior emergency specialists from voluntary associations participating in the initiative.

“This facility is fundamental for managing possible accident-incident and emergency scenarios, especially in the Darsena Toscana and Darsena Petroli areas. It is particularly important in light of the major construction operations to complete the Darsena Europa project, which will certainly lead to a considerable increase in work activities and vehicle traffic in the Darsena Toscana area,” said Port Network Authority managing director, Matteo Paroli.

Translation by Giles Foster