Firefighters Trained in High-Rise Building Techniques

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July 21, 2012


As part of the ongoing training for the Puerto Vallarta Fire Department, a course in "Fighting Fires in High-Rise Buildings" is being given to local firemen by the Guadalajara Fire Department.

The Assistant Fire Chief of Puerto Vallarta, Hiram Fernández Abundis, congratulated all those who came together to make the training session possible.

Adrian Eliseo Bobadilla, who is in charge of the training, explained that the purpose of this instruction is to educate firefighters on the techniques and strategies to address fires in high-rise buildings. He added that this course is given as part of the relationship maintained by the Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta and Banderas Bay fire departments.

The training, which concludes today, addresses theoretical and practical topics such as:

• Fire behavior in these structures

• Offensive and defensive attack

• Types of vehicles and apparatus for controlling fires in high-rise buildings

• Victim rescue and extraction

• Drag rescue devices

• Techniques for forced ventilation and the advantages of high currents

Attending the opening of the training course were Hiram Fernández Abundis, Assistant Fire Chief, Commander Jaime Manzano, Victor Hugo Roldan, Course Coordinator and Adrian Bobadilla, Head of Training.

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