VOLUNTEERS IN THE FIELD
GMR VOLUNTEERS DEPART FOR COLOMBIA
AUTO EXTRICATION COURSE STARTS ON FRIDAY
(8 SEP 2014) Volunteers with Global Mission Readiness return to Colombia this week in what will be a comprehensive three day course on automobile extrication for volunteer firefighters from the region. Organized by Lt. Orlando Rodelo of the Tenjo, Colombia Fire Department, the course has been months in the making and will take place in the outskirts of Bogota. It will involve techniques in vehicle stabilization, patient care, extrication utilizing available tools, cutting & prying skills and mechanical advantage.
This group of GMR volunteers include: Team Leader Don Gresham, Instructors Ed Resch, Zach Parrish, Gary Fergus, and Anthony Braxton. All members of this group are from Portland Fire & Rescue and include several veteran members of previous GMR projects abroad.
It will be GMR's second project in the area, having visited Cajica in 2010 for an EMS project. For for information on attending the course, emergency responders in Colombia can contact Lt. Orlando Rodelo at the number listed above in the flyer.
Good luck crew and be safe!
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September, 2014 - Auto Extrication & Firefighter RIT Training
Tenjo - Cundinamarca, Colombia
November, 2014 - Intermediate Water Rescue Training
Santa Cruz, Bolivia
November, 2014 - Basic Water Rescue Training: SAR Bolivia
March, 2015 - USAR
Other sites in 2015:
St. Vincent & The Grenadines