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BUSF deliver in Guatemala City vehicles donated by Marbella

We have presented last Friday in Guatemala City two vehicles donated by the Fire Department Marbella-Spain, one with specific equipment for intervention of fire through a light pump, vehicle turn was donated by BUSF’s body Municipal fire department. This pump will strengthen assistance in the areas of wildland-urban fire station # 84 CBMD Tejutla in the city of San Marcos department affected by the recent earthquake.

The second vehicle is a road to URO Versa hard to reach places that becomes part of the inputs of Guatemala BUSF First Response Emergency and Catastrophe relationship with Latin American Network program created and developed from BUSF Spain.

We continue our commitment to strengthening Ibero Fire Departments.

Special thanks to the Fire Department in Marbella, who donated units, authorities Municipal Fire Department Tejutla Departmental and Municipality of San Marcos, our colleagues in Madrid that made possible what today is already a reality in Guatemala.

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Emergency in Guatemala – Fuego volcano

The Fuego volcano entered a new eruptive phase last November 9 with strong internal explosions, great outpouring of lava and plumes. This situation is causing respiratory problems in the population and water sources of the communities surrounding the volcano are being contaminated by volcanic ash. Of particular concern is the situation in the Community Panimache, zone I and II where the population was forced to consume water with lots of debris and ashes.

 

BUSF Guatemala, as a member of the Iberoamerican Network BUSF, thanks to the Emergency agreement of Madrid City Council has moved a team of 10 people and a water treatment plant where Panimache started with the distribution of potable water to the population, which previously they have been given water jugs to store and keep the water in a safe and sanitary manner.

The distribution of drinking water through the plant BUSF Guatemala, to a population of more than 1,000 people will run until you can rehabilitate and improve the current system of collection and distribution of water and protected from contamination from the ash and other waste and implementing chlorination systems that ensure the potability of drinking water in Panimache and nearby areas..