Firefighters & Lifeguards of Puerto Vallarta Attended Over 7,000 Emergencies in 2014

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January 16, 2015

Sergio Ramírez López, Deputy Director of the Municipal Coordination of Civil Protection and Fire, reports that during 2014 they had hard work in providing emergency services, citizen services, training companies and inspections in the business of ensuring the safety of the population.

A total of 7,718 emergency services were performed, an average of 21.1 per day; These services are classified into three types: the first is the general area and fire in which 3,346 interventions; pre-hospital care in which there were 3,944 and 428 Lifeguard incidents. Also issued were 234,603 prevention recommendations made within the risk area beaches by the Lifeguard staff.

The municipal unit also has an important area of training for companies, businesses and educational institutions, and played an important role in 2014 in training 11,226 persons in fire prevention, training and other important issues.

They had 334 services from the area regarding risk to homes, roads, streams and channels, structures and buildings, schools, flora and fauna.

As regards the area of commercial inspections to ensure the security to employees and the general public of 4,923, there were 6,216 administrative procedures.

During 2014 they also managed to consolidate excellent projects in training for the rescuers, to become certified as official USAR, as well as specialists in fire investigation and certification of Lifeguards rescue in fast and flood waters as well as in the ocean and pools in prevention, rescue and first aid, the latter certified by the University of Coruña, Spain.

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