“Firefighters from the Northwest and other jurisdictions have found a rewarding humanitarian purpose in working in support of Bomberos (firefighters) in Guatemala, Central America.
Guatemalan firefighters are no different than firefighters in the United States. They work tirelessly to help their public through medical and fire emergencies. Most of them are volunteers. They often do not have the proper equipment to meet the emergencies demands nor training in firefighting and EMS.
BRAVE Foundation was established with a mission of improving the fire and life saving efforts in developing countries. BRAVE Foundation is recruiting others who are interested in volunteering their talents, raise donations and collect surplused emergency apparatus and equipment,” quoting the BRAVE Foundation.
I had the pleasure of attending the Bald Hills Fire Department’s [Thurston County Fire Protection District 17] monthly meeting on May 4th and stayed for this excellent presentation, learning much about a group of dedicated people of whom I never knew.