Four people convicted of setting up an illegal fire station

Four people were sentenced this Tuesday to a year and a half in suspended prison for being considered responsible for a fire station that was operating illegally in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Barracas.

The investigation began with a complaint from the General Directorate of Civil Defense noting the existence of an organization that, under the name of “Metropolitan Volunteer Firefighters of Barracas”, operated without any type of authorization or government control.

Following the complaint, personnel from the City Police Department of Narcocriminality conducted a raid on Suárez 2500, during which four people were detained and signed an “settlement agreement.” The sentence was approved by the Misdemeanor and Misdemeanor Criminal Court, led by Rodolfo Ariza Clérici.

The General Directorate of Inspection and Control (DGFyC), for its part, intimidated the four implicated due to lack of authorization in the City Government records, while AySA verified that the filling of fire trucks was carried out from a hydrant intake on the sidewalk .

The National Communications Agency (Enacom), in turn, confirmed the existence of a communications antenna, eight devices and a fire engine with internal transmission that were operating illegally.

The clandestine electricity and water connections, the illegal overhead wiring and the stockpiling of combustible materials demonstrate the precariousness of the general conditions of the barracks and the lack of authorization to function as such.

The prosecution in the case held those implicated responsible for the violation of Article 247 of the Penal Code, Usurpation of Titles and Honors, and closed the immovable property.

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