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Vallarta Lifeguards Get New Equipment

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico – On March 28, interim mayor Jorge Antonio Quintero Alvarado delivered new equipment and vehicles to the Puerto Vallarta Lifeguard, Civil Protection and Fire Department for the protection, pre-hospital attention, and rescue of citizens – just in time for the Semana Santa holidays.

The new equipment was acquired from the Technical Committee of the Federal Maritime Terrestrial Zone Fund (Zofemat) to strengthen the response capacity that the municipal rescue departments provide, as part of the Comprehensive Safe Beach Program 2020.

The interim mayor thanked the members of the Technical Committee for having prioritized the purchase of this equipment, at a cost of $5,878,138 pesos, with which the day-to-day activities that are carried out by the Lifeguards, Civil Protection and Firefighters to safeguard the lives and well-being of Puerto Vallarta families, and those who visit this tourist destination, are reinforced.

The new equipment, he indicated, is added to the actions that will be implemented during this holiday period, as it will allow the agency to have a greater response time for maritime and land transfers, to reinforce safety on the beaches and to carry out preventive surveillance tours of these spaces, in addition to having adequate and available vehicles to provide search and rescue support, all in favor of our citizens.

In this way, the Civil Protection and Fire Department received 2 jet skis and trailers, four 700 CC ATVs with 4×4 traction, a 4×4 double cab pick-up truck, 6 diving equipment rigs and 50 new uniforms for the lifeguards. They also received 3 automatic defibrillators, 3 pediatric defibrillator patches and 3 adult defibrillator patches; in addition to a 30-foot boat with trailer and fire equipment, which will allow, among other tasks, the efficient transfer of injured boaters to land, the evacuation of boats and the extinguishing of boat fires.

Quintero Alvarado specified that “our commitment as a municipal government is to help our colleagues who day by day risk their lives to save the lives of Vallartans, and we will continue to support our security and protection bodies, because we acknowledge that you do a very important job.”

Accompanying the interim mayor in this delivery were the director of Civil Protection and Firefighters, Adrian Bobadilla Garcia, and the Municipal Treasurer, Ricardo Rene Rodriguez Ramirez, who gave timely follow-up to this program that today provides Puerto Vallarta with a valuable team.

Puerto Vallarta Municipal Government press release translated and edited by Ricardo Acerco for BanderasNews.com.

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