About Sinaloa

OneSinaloaFirefighters Crossing Borders initiated it's relationship with the State of Sinaloa in 2006 with the delivery of a 100 foot ladder truck to Bomberos Culiacan. A second training session brought in firefighters from Mazatlan and other neighboring departments leading to the development of the Sinaloa Fire Training Symposium.

Today 80-100 firefighters and officers from every department in the state come to Culiacan each year to attend this annual 3 day symposium. Topics over the years have included fire officer skills development, engine and truck operations, vehicle, water and rope rescue, and more.

Beyond the annual symposium FFCB regional representatives work closely all year with department heads ushering in equipment and vehicles. In 2013 Bomberos Culiacan developed the first warehouse for equipment coming into Mexico from the US and Canada. Equipment is then distributed to departments in need throughout the State of Sinaloa through the non-profit association Bomberos Amigos.

More Fire and Rescue Gear Headed To Mexico From Port Townsend

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unloading-gear-760x300On November 11th 2014,upwards of 300 sets of structure firefighting gear and much more were loaded into a huge U-Haul truck and brought to a warehouse space just outside of Port Townsend to palletize. Local contractor Rob Gruye of Solution Building, Inc donated his warehouse space and forklift for loading the tractor trailer which arrived the next day, bound for Nogales, Arizona.

Eight wooden pallets were loaded high with firefighting, rescue, and emergency medical equipment headed for the states of Sinaloa and Jalisco, Mexico. The shipment of gear was coordinated by FFCB regional representative Jordan Pollack.

loading-truck-760x300All of the equipment is surplus from fire departments around Washington including local fire department East Jefferson Fire-Rescue (EJFR). Coats, pants, boots, helmets, rescue harnesses, splints, and much more are all headed south to the border town of Nogales, Arizona. There they will be stored in a fruit and vegetable warehouse until the importation paperwork is completed. Once that is done representatives from partner non-profit organization Bomberos Amigos (friends of firefighters) from the State of Sinaloa drive north to truck the pallets two states south.

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