I have taken 1.5 years of firefighting training at the national firefighting school in Guatemala. I have also taken some courses with the Red Cross (First Aid, National Emergency Team).
I volunteer at the Guatemalan Red Cross delegation in prevention and a volunteer firefighter at CVB. I love to be able to work in my country, because I can see how great the need is. I would like to meet and chat with firefighters from anywhere in the world.
High School Teacher
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I was sick of feeling useless. Also this is the way I thank life for all the opportunities I have been given.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
I am helping my country and serving God.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Here in Guatemala of course it is the lack of personnel and resources. I have actually seen SCBA equipment from the 80's being used in some companies. I hope to form liasons and maybe reduce this a little. The men and women who work here are extremely dedicated and I am very proud to serve with them.
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Marta, Welcome to the Firefighter Nation. I am glad you joined the group.There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all. Have fun and look around.