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.

8th Annual Sinaloa Fire Training Symposium

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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 23-25 and was divided into two tracks rescue and firefighting. Seventy firefighters and officers from around the state participated in this year’s symposium which included vehicle extrication, hose and nozzle skills, fire behavior, forcible entry, tilation, and ground ladders.

Hosted by Bomberos Culiacan and Bomberos Amigos since 2008, 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 Paul Spencer (Emergency Vehicle Technician) from Orcas Island, WA; Tim Frank (Lieutenant), John Cameron (Lieutenant), and Joaquin Hubbard (Firefighter) from Seattle Fire Dept.; Moi Castellon (Firefighter), Bronco Erickson (Firefighter/ Rescue Technician), and Dave Stevens (Firefighter/Rescue Technician) from Snohomish County Fire District 1; and Jordan Pollack (Symposium Coordinator) of Port Townsend, WA.

During the course of the year, FFCB is active assisting Bomberos Amigos and individual fire departments throughout Mexico with procuring vehicles and equipment from the United States and Canada. In 2016 alone 8-12 pallets of fully operational fire-rescue equipment and tools, and 3-6 emergency vehicles were shipped from the US toward the States of Sinaloa, Jalisco, and Baja California del Sur to begin their next chapter of service.

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