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House Fire – San Pablo, Guatemala

Most calls for the bomberos around Lake Atitlan, Guatemala are for medical emergencies or rescue services. Rarely are the bomberos dispatched for a fire. But, on an ordinary evening, the bomberos at Station 120 in San Juan La Laguna, received … Continue reading

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They made it to Guatemala!

The team arrived at the Mexico/Guatemala border yesterday.  The inventory lists were finalized and all should be well for transferring into Guatemala today or tomorrow.  Thank you to our team leader, Julio, for his courage and leadership along this challenging and … Continue reading

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Road Crew Arrives at Border

This week’s road trip has been anything but boring!  They didn’t even get out of the state of Washington before breaking down.  The front rig towing the 2nd one is toast and has been left behind.  So the inventory was … Continue reading

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B.R.A.V.E. Foundation – Read All About It!

This week, the B.R.A.V.E. Foundation sent off 2 medic units surplussed from local fire departments.  Driven by volunteer drivers, they will travel more than 4000 miles through the U.S., Mexico, and in to Guatemala.  Each vehicle is loaded with thousands … Continue reading

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March Project Team trains at the International Airport

The team spent a day at the Guatemala City International Airport training the bomberos in CPR and other emergency medical procedures.  The new airport fire department is grateful for the donation of an ambulance and other medical supplies and equipment that arrived from the … Continue reading

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It’s easy to support the firefighters in Guatemala!

Want to make a difference for firefighters and medical personnel in Guatemala? It’s so easy! Click the link below and support B.R.A.V.E. Foundation projects by purchasing a t-shirt, polo, or vest. Wear it often in support of our dedicated firefighters … Continue reading

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March 2011 Project Team Update

The March team has arrived in Guatemala City! Today they are touring fire stations and the airport fire department. They also have the opportunity to ride out on calls with the bomberos and spend some time getting to know them … Continue reading

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Medical Resources Are Critically Low!

Guatemala continues to battle through the consequences of back to back tropical storms. Resources are extremely low for the bomberos who are focused on helping their communities recover and rebuild. Can you help by providing funds for medical supplies and … Continue reading

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Ambulances and Supplies Headed for Guatemala

On the road again….. Two more ambulances loaded with fire fighting and EMS equipment and supplies are on the way to Guatemala. An ambulance donated by East Pierce Fire & Rescue will become part of the new fire company at … Continue reading

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We Need Your Help in Guatemala!

PROJECT DATES – NOVEMBER 8-18, 2009: the next work party is scheduled to arrive in Guatemala on November 8th to complete the fire station in San Juan La Laguna. We are coordinating a group of volunteers to help with tile … Continue reading

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