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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Inauguración de la II Fase de saneamiento en Cahuide

El Sábado 23 de Enero, se produjo la inauguración de la ”II Fase del saneamiento básico de la Comunidad de Cahuide”, proyecto financiado por la ONG Voluntarios del Canal de la empresa de aguas de la Comunidad de Madrid Canal de Isabel II Gestión, con la presencia de los técnicos de Voluntarios del Canal D. Juan Luis Iglesias y D. Cesar Gil que asesoraron en el diseño y ejecución de este proyecto.En el acto de inauguración estuvieron presentes, además de los técnicos de Voluntarios del Canal, diversas autoridades locales y el Responsable de Proyectos de BUSF D. Jesús Lluch.

En esta segunda fase, se han realizado las canalizaciones de desagüe de la Comunidad de Cahuide que desembocan en la Estación de Agua Residual EDAR construido en la primera fase. Siendo una de las únicas Comunidades rurales de la amazonia peruana dispone de agua potable y saneamiento básico, gracias a los proyectos desarrollados por BUSF en los últimos años.

Gracias al apoyo de la Fundación MAPOMA, también se pudieron implementar sanitarios en las viviendas de las familias de Cahuide, lo que completa el Proyecto y garantiza la salubridad en toda la Comunidad en beneficio de su población.


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..


Nicaragua: training in prehospitalarian care

Granada (Nicaragua), October 1, 2015

We have closed in the city of Granada (Nicaragua), the course “Training in prehospital care and rescue in traffic accidents on the institutions of first response of Nicaragua”.

Among the projects of cooperation and development of the Fire Brigades in Latin America that has been developing BUSF, we have executed this important project financed by the Hon. Diputación de Huelva (Spain). The high accident rate in road accidents presented by Nicaragua, together with the training deficiencies and material means that professionals in that country prompted BUSF and  and International Cooperation Area of Hon. Diputación de Huelva, to implement this ambitious project that undoubtedly impact on saving lives in the many incidents to those who face daily the professionals in Nicaragua.

Our Disaster Response Center located in the city of Granada, has been the focal point where there have been both lectures, workshops and various training activities contemplated. Over the past months we have been carrying out numerous activities for development planning of the course, thanks to the work of our permanent staff in Nicaragua, led by our President in country D. Manuel Zamora Perez, and the first Institutions Nicaraguan response.

To develop the course traveled from Spain a total of 9 instructors with extensive experience belonging to the Medical Unit of Bomberos Unidos and Fire Professionals of the organization, who gave two training modules for a total of 25 students: Pre-hospital care in accidents Rescue and traffic accidents. Participating students from around the country have had the opportunity to develop different lectures and workshops on the latest techniques in stabilization and mobilization of victims trapped in traffic accidents, basic life support techniques, maneuvers of stabilization and release of vehicles hilly, using means of fortune, etc. Upon completion of the course a simulation where a real accident situation was reproduced for the participants to put into practice what they learned.

We don’t want to miss the opportunity to thank the people and institutions that have allowed this project to be implemented: the International Cooperation Area Hon. Huelva Delegation, our team of instructors, our permanent staff in Nicaragua, and the Iberia company by signing a specific agreement for the activity, provides the best conditions for the displacement of the training team and the necessary facilities for transporting the material that will be needed during the course. To all of them thanks for letting us continue to help.