About Nayarit

FF1flipped 110pixsMuch of Firefighters Crossing Borders efforts have been focused in the southern area of the State of Nayarit.

The first mission was in 2010 in support of the Zachary Chambers Foundations efforts to improve emergency services in the small village of Sayulita, part of the Municipality of Bahia de Banderas.

Later that year, we established an onsite regional representative who had been working with the areas firefighters sense 2008. With support from a newly elected Municipal President and assistance from community groups the Bahia Fire EMS Project has resulted in the opening of new fire stations, improved equipment, and better firefighter training.

Fire departments from other areas in the State have also received training and equipment donations.

More Lifeguards for Bahia!

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DSCN12821On March 12th and 13th, Firefighters Crossing Borders and Pro Sayulita provided training for 28 new lifeguards on the north beach of Sayulita. These new volunteer lifeguards will work with paid guards to protect Sayulita and other beaches of the Bahia de Banderas. Participants included local surfers interested in being part of the Bahia de Banderas auxiliary lifeguard program. All participants developed good skills in prevention, water rescue techniques, and CPR.


Instructors included Adam Finer, Jonny Selfert, Janilyn Yanover, and Darcie Culbek. Bahia de Banderas Bomberos paid lifeguards and paramedics assisted over the two day program.

white-ring edited-1At the conclusion of the course participants formed Bahia Surf Rescue and plan to continue working together to further develop their skills.

Thanks to all who helped make this event a wonderful success!

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