Photo: Mexican Firefighters in US
Volunteer Mexican firefighters from Guerrero, Mexico travelled at their own expense to Santa Ana to train with local firefighters. They were taught how to perform various types of rescues and safety techniques.
“They don’t have any formal training. Everything they have learned has been on their own,” said Capt. Jon Muir of the Santa Ana Fire Department.
The Mexican firefighters work with very little or no equipment. For example, the 15 firefighters share two breathing apparatus.
With the nearest fire department 4 ½ hours away, the volunteer Mexican fireman do what they can to save lives and fight fires. They are grateful for the knowledge they will be able to bring home and help others.