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Driving and Pumping class

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Thank you, Santa Barbara / Puerto Vallarta Sister City’s Committee

There was plenty of delicious food during the November IFTA train the trainer instructors workshop, engine pumping/driving/hydraulics training and wildland firefighting and safety symposium.
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Thank you, Chief Michael Calderazzo City of Boulder Colorado, Fire Department

And the City of Boulder Firefighters who volunteer their time and expertise to help other firefighters

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Symposium 2019

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Planning & arrivals 2019

The staff and students arrive to Puerto Vallarta 

The students from eight different fire departments arrive to the City’s main fire station for check in, personnel gear safety check, pre-symposium vitals documentation coffee and informational meeting.

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Day 1 training

Students are divided into four different working groups and start the classroom portion of the training, then move to the entrapment maze and vehicle extrication stations.  

Fire Theory / Transitional Fire Attack

Firefighter entrapment / Search & Rescue / RIC

Vehicle Extrication


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Day 2 

All classes are held at the Andalon Fire Training Camp

Vehicle Extrication

RIC / Smoke room

RIC / Smoke tower

Patient Packaging 

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Day 3

All classes are held at the Andalon Fire Training Camp

Live fire attack house

Live fire attack tower

Live fire attack vehicle

Fire Tongue

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Day 4

Critique / Team building / Information Exchange 

Certificate and tee shirt distribution 

Symposium closing ceremony  

BBQ Lunch

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