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Comala & IFTA host 3rd annual training symposium

On June 11, with the inauguration and support of municipal president Donaldo Zúñiga and the International Firefighters Training Association (IFTA), the 3rd Comala, Colima Firefighter Training Symposium began. The symposium was led by IFTA’s Training Coordinator, Chief Alejandro Rodríguez and the Municipal Civil Protection and Firefighters Unit of Comala, Colima, Mexico.

48 firefighters from Autlán de Navarro, Tecalitlan, Gómez Farías, Puerto Vallarta and Tuxpan from the state of Jalisco were in attendance. Tecomán, Colima, Villa de Álvarez, Manzanillo and Comala, as well as the firefighters of Aguas Calientes from the state of Colima also attended. The training symposium included classroom instruction along with manipulative skills and concluded with a firefighter skills Rapid Intervention Team course competition. 

The International Firefighters Training Association thanks AlvSig Training in Civil Protection, Directorate of Civil Protection, Manzanillo Firefighters, Civil Protection, Puerto Vallarta Fire Chief Adrian Bobadilla and the Mexican Red Cross Delegation of the State of Colima, IFTA Vice President of Mexico Operations Wilber Guerra, IFTA instructor Manuel Maneke Santana  from Puerto Vallarta Fire & Rescue and, of course, Chief Alejandro Rodríguez for all his hard work and  support   in making this symposium a success.


Fire & Rescue topics of symposium included:



Vehicle Rescue (Extrication)

Hazardous Materials Identification and Operations

Rapid Intervention Team


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