Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico - Thanks to the municipal government's ongoing efforts, Puerto Vallarta's Municipal Coordination of Civil Protection and Fire Departments recently received a substantial donation of vehicles and equipment from the Firefighters Without Borders organization.
According to the head of Civil Protection, Sergio Ramirez Lopez, Firefighters Without Borders donated two ambulances from Washington and one fire truck from California. In addition, the Bomberos received breathing apparatus from the Marina Vallarta Rotary Club; and fire fighting equipment was gifted by two Fire Departments in Arizona: plastic stretchers from Nogales and ladders from the firefighters in Phoenix - all of which will strengthen and streamline emergency care in our city.
These donations are part of a long-standing arrangement between the city government and Firefighters Without Borders, who have worked tirelessly in the training of rescuers and the managment of emergency equipment and vehicle donations.
Ramirez Lopez stressed that all of the donated emergency equipment is in good operating condition and will be of great benefit to our city.
He said that another vehicle donation is pending which, once received, will furnish every Municipal Fire Department substation with the rescue units that are needed to shorten emergency response time in our city.Original article translated and edited by María Francesca for BanderasNews.com