FFC Ministry In San Ignacio and Santa Rosalia, Mexico
We were able to train over forty firefighters from San Ignacio and Santa Rosalia. We spent three days with both departments. Santa Rosalia has a cadet program with some of the firefighters nine years old. Their equipment is in pretty bad shape, with what little they have. Their engine is still running on gasoline.
San Ignacio just started their department two weeks ago. They have absolutely nothing in the shape of equipment. The government did supply them with a small pump and about a 1000 feet of hose with 2 nozzles. They have ten personnel as of now and are in dire need of a 4X4, Type 3 engine. We were able to supply them with some brush gear and some turnouts. We were short two helmets though.
They were receptive when we presented the Word of God. They kept saying we were sent there as a part of God's plan. They opened their arms to us on the very first day. They really want us to come back for more training. We are looking forward to building more relationships.
When we go back in November, we could use someone who is dialed in auto extrication. We will be doing some training on auto x, wildland and some basics for San Ignacio. There will also be a special fire muster for the cadets.
Let's be praying for the salvation of these firefighters and that they will receive the equipment they need to fight fire.
San Ignacio & Santa Rosalia Fire Department’s
Type III or Type I Engine – Type III due to the terrain in San Ignacio
4 wheel ATV – Also due to the terrain in San Ignacio
Practice Fire Shelters
Brush, Small Diameter Hose Clamps
Brush, Smooth Bore Wildland Tips / Wildland Nozzles
Wildland Hand Tools / Pulaski’s, Shovels, McClouds
Wildland Hose Packs
Air Packs & Bottles
Long Pry Bars
Foam / Class A & B
1 ½ inch and 1 ¾ inch hose / Wildland Hose
Rescue Equipment / Hardware & Software – Webbing
High-lift Jack System
Mark Wilde, Battalion Chief for the Big Bear FD CA, along with members from their FFC chapter, had a great time training firefighters in San Ignacio and Santa Rosalia. Their next trip is scheduled for November 8-18, 2014
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