In December 2014 a team of 14 FFCB instructors from the US, Canada and Mexico supported the Bahia - Vallarta Scenario Training event in Sayulita, Nayarit.
The program provided over 80 area firefighters an opportunity to develop strong team and technical skills through emergency incident scenario training. As well, it provided us an opportunity to evaluate the department's operational performance levels to help focus our future training and equipment efforts for this area.
Firefighters were divided into department specific groups which moved together through a Hazmat, Vertical Rescue, Auto Extrication and a Fire Rescue scenario. The first run through was conducted without coaching from our instructors giving us a good look at current performance levels. Crews were provided feedback and provided additional opportunities to apply the lessons learnt.
FFCB also organized and coordinated a Basic Surf Rescue course for Bahia de Banderas Protection Civil.
52 new lifeguards were trained and certified by instructors from FFCB, Bahia de Banderas, and Puerto Vallarta.
Both programs ran concurrent and concluded with Pro Sayulita hosting a BBQ.
Thanks to all who helped to make this happen!
Planning is already underway for next year's program.
Enjoy the slide show!