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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.

Sinaloa Fire Training Symposium - 2016

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cert2016Eight Firefighters Crossing Borders instructors arrived home safely from their recent mission to the capitol city of Culiacan to conduct the 8th Annual Sinaloa Fire Training Symposium.
This year's symposium took place January 25-27 and was divided into two tracks - rescue and firefighting. Students in the rescue track participated in three days of vehicle extrication. Participants in the firefighting track honed skills in nozzle and hose work, fire behavior, search and rescue, through live fire and smoke training. All participants attended an incident management session day one to continue stressing the importance of coordination, communication, and teamwork on every incident.

80 - 90 personnel from 9 departments across the state were in attendance this year, an annual three day school held each year since 2008 in Culiacan, the capitalcity of Sinaloa. Hosted by Bomberos Culiacan and Bomberos Amigos, the symposium is also an excellent opportunity for firefighters and officers to network annually. FFCB instructors have enjoyed the incredible hospitality each year, reuniting with fellow firefighters and their families in Sinaloa annually. This year's lineup of instructors included Edgar Tellez Ramirez (Firefighter-paramedic) from Fond du Loc, WI; Paul Spencer (Emergency Vehicle Technician) from Orcas Island, WA; Tim Frank (Lieutenant), John Cameron (Lieutenant), and Joaquin Hubbard (Firefighter) from Seattle, WA; Bronco Erickson (Firefighter/Rescue Technician), and Dave Stevens (Firefighter/Rescue Technician) from Snohomish County, WA; and Jordan Pollack (Instructor Coordinator) of Port Townsend, WA. Instructors as always brought down small safety equipment with them to ensure all participants had necessary personal protective equipment (gloves, hoods, lights, etc).

During the course of the year, FFCB is active assisting Bomberos Culiacan and Bomberos Amigos with procuring vehicles and equipment from the US and Canada. In 2016 8-12 pallets of fully operational fire-rescue equipment and tools, and 3-6 emergency vehicles will be moved from the US to the State of Sinaloa to begin their next chapter of service.

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