Puerto Vallarta's Heroes 2011 calendar roll-out at Nacho Daddy (PromovisionPV)
Firefighters and lifeguards here in Puerto Vallarta seemingly do miracles with nothing. The dedication of these first-responders to emergency services is unmatched.
These are heroes who walk among us never looking for glory or praise. Although they don’t seek recognition for their thoughtful and caring ways, it’s our time to reciprocate and say thanks.
Firefighters are an important and essential part of today's world, and are crucial for the population in general.
Firefighters are the brave men and women who risk their lives on a daily basis.
Our firefighters and lifeguards in the Puerto Vallarta area are always in need of emergency and facility supplies, including:
• Ace wraps
• Antibiotic ointment
• Bed sheets
• Cleaning supplies
• Diapers (pediatric and adult)
• DVD player and DVD’s
• Eating utensils
• Gauze sterile dressings
• Gloves (sterile and non-sterile)
• Over-the-counter medicines for pain relief, cold & flu
• Non-perishable foods
• Personal hygiene supplies
• Powdered infant formula (non-expired)
• Toilet paper
• Tongue depressors
• Toothbrushes and toothpaste
• Towels (all sizes)
Equipment Wish List from the Puerto Vallarta Fire Department (Bomberos de Puerto Vallarta)
• Fire hose adapters 1 1/2" with coupling
• Fire hose with coupling
• Fire safety helmets
• Hydraulic tools for rescue in vehicles (life savers when collision occurs)
• Hazardous materials equipment (personal protection and monitoring equipment)
• Rescue equipment for collapsed structures
• First aid kits
• Firefighter boots
• Firefighter gloves
• Firefighter coats
• Firefighter pants
• Water tank for 20,000 liter capacity (to suction during incident)
• Oxygen for tanks
• Batteries: Medtronic brand, lifepack 500, n/s 0345, reference 3005380-026,these batteries are for defibrillators.
• Batteries: Duracel Brand, 9 volts, these batteries are for our breathing equipment.
• Batteries: 3 volts / number cr2 lithium
If you have a little extra room in your luggage, why not include some of their needed items. These items are also available for purchase in Vallarta or any donations are appreciated.
"You don't know us, but we give our lives for you..."
Why not say "thank you" to our heroes.
Last updated: July 3, 2016 · Charity ID: 104
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|'Man of Flame' Sculpture Donated to PV Bomberos on National Firefighters Day|
The sculpture "Man of Flame" ("El Hombre de Flama") was unveiled by the artist Francisco Sanmiguel, who narrated about how he was rescued from death by lifesavers, so he decided to donate the piece he had created in appreciation.
|Off-Duty Vancouver Firefighter Saves Drowning Man in Puerto Vallarta|
Vancouver Fire Battalion Chief Dan Christie was vacationing with his wife when he heard screams. He ran to the ocean where he learned that a man on a boogie board had gone under the water.
|Spaghetti 'Friend-Raiser' to Benefit the PV Firefighters and Lifeguards|
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, 100% of ticket sales and donations will be donated to the Department for equipment and training.
|International's 2016 Best Overall Sister City Program Award|
Sister Cities International
Santa Barbara/Puerto Vallarta Sister City Committee (SBPVSCC) has won Sister Cities International's (SCI) 2016 Best Overall Program Award for a city with a population between 50,001 and 100,000.
|Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness Town Meeting for Vallarta-Nayarit|
Amigos de La Cruz
The Canadian and US Consular Agencies are teaming up with the office of Bahia de Banderas Civil Protection for a Town Meeting, in English, regarding Hurricane Preparedness and Crisis Management.
|Spaghetti 'Friend-Raiser' to Benefit the PV Firefighters & Lifeguards|
We hope you'll join us on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at the Puerto Vallarta Fire Department between 3:00 and 6:00 pm for some great spaghetti for a great cause.
|Operation Easter 2016 Confirms Vallarta Lifeguards and Firefighters Are 'Our Heroes'|
It was apparent and appreciated that officials beefed up patrols from major thoroughfares to remote areas to protect both visitors and residents.
|Events Not to Miss This Week in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit|
A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Dinner Theater, Live Concerts, Charity Bingo, Ceviche & Aguachile Market, Southside Shuffle, Fundraisers, Murder Mystery Dinner Show, Farmers Markets every day of the week, and so much more.
|PV Police and Firefighters Need Help in Furnishing New Substation|
Amapas Neighborhood Association
The Amapas Neighborhood Association is helping the Firefighters and Police of Puerto Vallarta to furnish a Bomberos and Police substation at the second entrance to Conchas Chinas.
|Week of Festivities Leads to CarnavalPV 2016 Parade|
CarnavalPV is more than a parade! We have added a jazz and beer festival, movie screenings, pet parade, mask making workshop and more.
|Heroes Calendar 2016 Launch Party Raises 50,000 Pesos Towards 300,000 Goal|
Hundreds packed La Noche Lounge and Rooftop Bar on Wednesday night for the unveiling of the 2016 Heroes’ Calendar featuring the men and women of the Puerto Vallarta Fire Department and Lifeguards.
|Events Not to Miss This Week in Vallarta-Nayarit|
A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Dinner Theatre, Launch Party for Heroes Calendar, Billfish Tournament, Argentine Tango Spectacular, Farmers Markets, Saturday Wake-Up Radio Show in English, and so much more.
|Smokin' Hot Launch Party for PV Heroes Calendar|
Local firefighters and lifeguards will be on hand to take a moment out from putting out flames to sparking a few fires of their own on November 11, 2015.
|Fire Truck Donated by Riviera Nayarit Locals|
Harold Sokolove and his wife Sue, donated a fire truck to the Directorate of Nayarit Civil Protection and Fire to benefit all in Bahia de Banderas.
|First Fully Equipped Lifeguard Towers in Mexico Coming to Puerto Vallarta|
The installation of these fully equipped lifeguard towers on nine beaches will make Puerto Vallarta the first destination in Mexico and Latin America to have this type of infrastructure.
|Puerto Vallarta First Municipality in Mexico with Certified 'Bomb Squad' Firefighters|
Firefighters from Puerto Vallarta traveled to San Diego, California to receive certification that accredits technical research in fire and explosives, successfully completing the training and courses.
|'My First Steps in Prevention' Summer Youth Courses|
The Municipal Coordination of Civil Protection and Fire invites the youth of Banderas Bay to participate in the Summer Courses 2015 of 'My First Steps in Prevention' to be held from July 20 to August 7, Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
|Puerto Vallarta Fire Department Receives Much Needed Equipment|
These grants are part of the program with the city government and Firefighters Crossing Borders who have worked steadily in the training of rescuers, as well as management for the donation of equipment and vehicles.
|Teenager Luz Maria Takes Pride in Being a Volunteer Puerto Vallarta Lifeguard|
Her role as a volunteer is to be an assistant to the Lifeguards on constant duty on the streets and beaches in performing rescue maneuvers and helping with the necessary tools and monitoring the radio.
|Firefighters & Lifeguards of Puerto Vallarta Attended Over 7,000 Emergencies in 2014|
A total of 7,718 emergency services were performed, an average of 21.1 per day, classified into three types: the first is the general area and fire in which there were 3,346 interventions; pre-hospital care in which there were 3,944; and 428 Lifeguard incidents.
|Surf Mexico Announces Free Course for Volunteer Lifeguards in Vallarta-Nayarit|
CVB of Riviera Nayarit
Several businesses and associations joined forces with the Proteccion Civil y Bomberos de Bahía de Banderas (Banderas Bay Police and Fire Fighters Association) in order to teach this basic course to approximately 70 people.
|Mayor Announces Salary Increase for Puerto Vallarta Firefighters|
The Mayor of Puerto Vallarta, Ramon Guerrero, recognized those who safeguard the integrity of Vallarta and that it is important that the government praise them with not only words, but with action.
|Puerto Vallarta Takes on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Los Muertos Pier|
Well-known names from Cristiano Ronaldo and Lady Gaga to Bill Gates and Jennifer Lopez have taken the plunge to raise money and awareness for the ALS Association and now it's our turn on August 26!
|'My First Steps in Prevention' Summer Youth Courses|
Activities will take place from July 21 until August 8 from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm with the aim of strengthening the culture in Civil Protection and reach different Vallarta homes through the participation of minors.
|Fun Summer Open Enrollment Courses for Children in Vallarta|
The Centro de Acopio Animal Pound in Puerto Vallarta is presenting a fun summer program for children about animals, how to avoid risk situations, a sensitization workshop, and more from July 21 until August 1, 2014.
|Puerto Vallarta Lifeguards Rescue Family Stranded at Sea|
The troubled vessel had run out of fuel a couple hundred yards off Los Muertos Beach as it was rocked by high waves from the presence of tropical storm 'Christina' in the Mexican Pacific.
|Puerto Vallarta Lifeguards Rescue Two Children at Punta Negra Beach|
Thanks to prompt action by our Lifeguards of Puerto Vallarta, the rescue was successful of two children aged 11 and 12 who were drowning in the ocean off Punta Negra Beach, just south of Puerto Vallarta. The children were caught in a cross current.
|Puerto Vallarta Firefighters and Lifeguards Receive Donation|
Wired PR News
With the support of two dozen local firefighters and lifeguards who posed for the limited edition 14-month Heroes Calendar, fundraiser organizers proudly presented Sergio Ramirez Lopez, Director of Civil Protection and Fire, a check for $20,000 USD.
|Heroes Calendar on the Road to 100 Fundraiser|
These dedicated emergency responders work tirelessly everyday to keep us all safe and our community should breathe a sigh of relief knowing we are in such capable hands. Funds from the sale of the 14-month calendar will benefit the Department's community education and training programs.
|Puerto Vallarta Lifeguard Saves Drowning Child|
Lifeguard Juan Gabriel Cardenas Flores was guarding in that area and observed the incident and immediately jumped into the water and managed to rescue the child, bringing it safely to shore where he was released to his parents.
|Heroes Calendar 2014 Now Available Online to Support PV Firefighters & Lifeguards|
The Puerto Vallarta firefighters and lifeguards turned up the heat at the 2014 Calendar Release Party, attracting over 200 people to Friday night's launch party. Calendars are now available online and around town.
|Vallarta Firefighters & Lifeguards Invite You to the 2014 Heroes Calendar Launch Party|
The sizzlin' 14-month calendar, an impressive selection of smokin' hot first-responders sporting ripped abs, spectacular pecs and bulging biceps will be on sale at the October 11th kick-off, online and various locations around the Bay.
|Sports Development Projects in the Works for PV|
The Director of the Recreation and Sports Commission, Miguel Angel Yerena Ruiz, has announced the approval of 10 sports infrastructure projects in Puerto Vallarta designed to improve our sports profile and to be beneficial to the population.
|Local Civil Protection Workers Perform Search and Rescue Exercise|
As part of the activities undertaken in the framework of the commemoration of the National Day of Civil Protection, the officers of the Municipal Coordination of Civil Protection and Puerto Vallarta Firefighters conducted a search and rescue exercise in collapsed structures.
|No Major Problems Reported From Tropical Storm 'Manuel' in Puerto Vallarta|
Sergio Ramirez Lopez, Deputy Director of Civil Protection and Fire in Puerto Vallarta, reports the only results from 'Manuel' in our municipality were flooded streets. The heavy rains have passed, the sky is blue.
|20th Anniversary of Vallarta Bomberos Celebrate the First Woman Firefighter|
In conjunction with Firefighter's Day on Thursday, August 22, the Puerto Vallarta Firefighters will participate in various activities. Read about Alma Carmina, Puerto Vallarta's first female firefighter.
|Port Administration Donates Rescue Boat to Puerto Vallarta Lifeguards|
The rescue group already had a boat and two jet skis which are divided into three zones for surveillance. Now, with this new donation unit, they will be able to serve four areas to provide better care in Banderas Bay for citizens and tourists.
|Heroes Calendar 2014 Features Our HOT Puerto Vallarta Firefighters and Lifeguards|
Just when you thought it couldn't get any hotter this summer, Puerto Vallarta's first-responders have added fire to the flames with the soon-to-be-released official 2014 Heroes Calendar featuring the Department's finest.
|Crocodile Management and Control Courses for Puerto Vallarta Firefighters|
The Public Security Directorate stated the courses will be ongoing in training the Firefighters and Police Department personnel in supplying them with the ecological knowledge on this subject for the benefit and security of society.
|Puerto Vallarta Fire Department EMS Project Vehicle and Equipment Needs|
Bomberos de Puerto Vallarta
The Puerto Vallarta Fire Department needs to increase its number of stations due to long response times to various parts of the city. We need your help in finding donations of vehicles and equipment sufficient to open FIVE new stations.
|Puerto Vallarta Rehabilitates Video Surveillance Security Cameras|
A month ago, the former Municipal Police Chief reported that there were 48 existing security cameras, of which only 17 remained operational. Today, there are now 27 operable while the remaining are in the process of repair.
|Summer Courses for Children Continues at Puerto Vallarta Fire Department|
Bomberos de Puerto Vallarta
The children and young adults between 8 and 16 years of age are being instructed on many topics to educate them in improving their knowledge of important issues, emergency procedures and environmental awareness.
|Puerto Vallarta Firefighters Rescue Senior Lost in the Mountains|
After six days of being lost in the mountains, at last Mr. Jose Refugio Palomera Reglas was united with his family, thanks to the prompt intervention of the Fire Department and Municipal Civil Protection of Puerto Vallarta.
|'Operation Safe Holiday Vallarta 2013' Ensures Safety of Vacationers|
Involving more than 50 units and about a 900 Municipal Public Security Force, the authorities have stepped up surveillance in beach and major tourist areas as well as at the entrances and exits of the city.
|A Growing List of Charities Needing Assistance in Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit|
Because of the overwhelming response from our local charities in Puerto Vallarta and Banderas Bay about their needs for help and volunteers, we have put together a summary of how you can help.
|'Dinner With a Cause' Fundraiser for PV Firefighters & Lifeguards|
Bomberos of Puerto Vallarta
On Saturday evening, June 29th, we have the opportunity to thank the 90 men and women of the Puerto Vallarta Fire Department by attending 'Cena con Causa' coordinated by DIF Puerto Vallarta.
|'Fantastic People' Chosen as Theme for 2013 Los Mangos Library Summer Courses|
Biblioteca Los Mangos
It will be four wonderful weeks where there will be dozens of activities related to the arts, culture, and environmental conservation, as well as recreational novelties that stimulate team-work, patience and the tenacity to achieve their goals.
|Puerto Vallarta Beefs Up Security Precautions for Easter Holiday Weeks|
With the participation of the Navy, Army, State Civil Protection, State Ministry of Health and Municipal Offices, these organizations have banded together for the safety of our locals and visitors during these two weeks of high tourism and activities.
|Vallarta Fire Department Receives New Ambulance|
The response to the need for the vehicle was due to the efforts of Mayor Ramon Guerrero Martinez. The emergency vehicle will provide extra security and services to our community.
|Puerto Vallarta Fire Department Captures Crocodile on the Marina Beach|
The large crocodile was found by security personnel sunning himself on the beach by the Bay View Grand Condominiums. The crocodile was then transported by the Fire Department to the Boca de Tomates estuary just north of the Puerto Vallarta International Airport.
|Puerto Vallarta Firefighters Receive Advanced Training Certifications|
The objective of the advanced training program is to strengthen the capacity of all the firefighters of the Mexican Republic who provide the service of extinguishing fires, rescue, prevention and emergencies.
|Puerto Vallarta Police Department Increases Safety Efforts for Pilgrimages|
Municipal Government of Puerto Vallarta
Each year, the downtown streets are flooded with the pilgrimage foot traffic during the first 12 days of December. Foot patrols by the police, firefighters, lifeguards and road agents were stepped up to insure the safety of those taking part in the pilgrimages.
|Fall Cleaning: Our Local Banderas Bay Charities Count On It|
Now that the weather is getting cooler, go through your closets, empty the storage building and clean out the garage. Everyone knows there are things you have stashed that you are never going to use. Pull it out and pass it on to someone that can do good with it.
|Emergency Equipment Needed by Puerto Vallarta Firefighters|
Our local Fire Department (Bomberos de Puerto Vallarta) needs equipment so they can continue to save our lives and be effective in emergencies. If any of you out there have equipment that is not being used that can be donated, you could save a life today.
|Firefighters Trained in High-Rise Building Techniques|
As part of the ongoing training for the Puerto Vallarta Fire Department, a course in "Fighting Fires in High-Rise Buildings" is being given to local firemen by the Guadalajara Fire Department.
|Firefighters' Fundraiser Surpasses Expectations|
"I am in awe of the support of local businesses and the outpouring of support from residents and visitors alike." commented Lic. Hiram Fernandez Abundis, Department Director. "It was great to see so many people walking up to our firefighters and lifeguards and thank them for keeping the community safe."
|Spaghetti Friend-Raiser for Firefighters & Lifeguards|
Green and Associates
Slated for Saturday, June 9, 2012, plan to support our Puerto Vallarta Firefighters & Lifeguards. They are the ones who come to our rescue and save the lives of our loved ones day in and day out - all in all, they are the real-life heroes.
|8th International Altruism Festival|
CasaMagna Marriott Resort & Spa
CasaMagna Marriott Resort & Spa is once again the proud sponsor of the 8th International Altruism Festival in Puerto Vallarta. This gastronomic and cultural event creates awareness among the population to support those who need it the most.
|Angels For Mexico Support PV Bomberos|
Angels For Mexico, a Canadian charity group dedicated to helping the firefighters in Puerto Vallarta and in the surrounding communities of Mascota and Nuevo Vallarta, has donated approximately 1 Million USD.
|Tanker Truck Donated to PV Fire Department|
Due to the efforts of the Blissfield Rotary Club in Michigan, the Puerto Vallarta Fire Department now owns a tanker truck.
|Charity Bingo at Nacho Daddy|
The Charity Bingo Staff
For the upcoming season, the Charity Bingo Administrative Staff was determined to broaden the resources to other Charity Organizations so the Charity Bingo selection committee selected six (6) different charities to benefit from the Charity Bingo proceeds.
|Legendary Mexican Search & Rescue Team Responds to Italy Earthquake|
Mexico's famous Los Topos Aztecas search and rescue specialists were flown to Rome to assist Central Italy in the enormous task of locating survivors and the dead in the wake of the August 24 earthquake.
|Meet Los Diablos: The Mexican Firefighters Who Chase the Flames Across the Border|
Los Diablos primarily fight fires in the national park along the border in West Texas, but they also respond to emergencies across the United States - from battling fires in Yosemite National Park, to helping relief efforts after Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Katrina.
|Mexican Fire Departments Suffer Worst Deficiencies in Latin America|
The Fulano Forum
Mexican firemen are the worst equipped in Latin American and they are in an ambiguous legal-administrative situation which keeps them that way, said the president of the Mexican Association of Fire Chiefs, in a meeting with federal deputies.
|At Least 30 Injured in Explosion of Stolen Fuel in Southern Mexico|
At least 30 people have been wounded after a fuel tank exploded in the southern Mexico's state of Tabasco, local media reported on Wednesday. According to Milenio newspaper, those injured were trying to steal the fuel.
|These Robots Come to the Rescue After a Disaster|
Robin Murphy builds robots that fly, tunnel, swim and crawl through disaster scenes, helping firefighters and rescue workers save more lives safely - and help communities return to normal up to three years faster.
|Surf Rescuing on Mexico's Most Dangerous Beach|
Basecamp heads out to Mexico's most dangerous beach, Playa Zicatela in Puerto Escondido, and meets with the respected lifeguards there, who perform more than 600 rescues a year.
|Firefighters from Jalisco Arrive in Edmonton to Help Battle Alberta Wildfires|
Dozens of firefighters have arrived in Edmonton from Mexico to help battle wildfires in northern Alberta. Fire crews from Jalisco have been helping battle fires in Alberta for the past 10 years.
|Survivors in US-Mexico Border Town Recall Sheer Terror of Deadly Tornado|
Fox News Latino
A tornado raged through a city on the U.S.-Mexico border Monday, destroying homes, flinging cars like matchsticks and ripping an infant out of its mother's arms.
|Engineering Students Extinguish Blaze with Sound|
Many fires have been put out by a good dousing, but two students recently extinguished a blaze by using something far less common – sound waves.
|Rival Fire Brigades Arrive at Blaze and Start Fighting - Then Police Join the Brawl|
Rival fire brigades who turned up to tackle the same blaze started fighting over who should put it out - before police turned up and joined in the brawl.
|Back to Baja 1000 for Racing Vancouver Firefighters|
After a brief hiatus, a Vancouver off-road race team is heading back to Baja for its sixth go at one of the world’s most famous races and bearing a gift for Mexican firefighters: A pumper truck.
|Cabo Firefighters Out of Food and Resources, in Desperate Need of Help|
NBC San Diego
Firefighters tasked with helping Cabo San Lucas recover from the disastrous Hurricane Odile have run out of food themselves and are in desperate need of help.
|Firefighting in Mexico Is a Tough Job When You Have to Rely on Donations|
The Fulano Forum
Judging by the limited resources allocated to fire departments throughout Mexico, building a wooden house might be ill advised.
|Ride-Along with Volunteer Ambulance Drivers on Front Lines of America's Drug War|
Guatemala is a major drug corridor between South America and Mexico, and Guatemala City has one of the highest murder rates in the world. This is the environment in which Guatemala's bomberos voluntarios operate every day.
|ATF Trains Mexican Crime Scene Investigators in Fire and Explosives Analysis|
For years, the Mexican government and local authorities in Mexico have waged a war to try to end the fighting between rival drug cartels. Some of the men and women fighting that war behind the scenes were in Mesa, Arizona last week.
|San Miguel Launches First 24/7 English-Language Emergency Answering Service in Mexico|
At long last the English speaking community of “the most beautiful city in the world” has an English-language emergency answering service 24 hours a day at 066, San Miguel’s 911 number.
|Author Offers Illuminating Details in Book About World's Paramedics|
Benjamin Gilmour's book "Paramedico" explores the lives of emergency responders in a variety of countries, an intriguing, blood-soaked concept with plenty of drama.
|More Than 1,000 People Displaced by Heavy Northern Mexico Rains|
More than 1,000 people were evacuated from the city of Jimenez in northern Mexico after the heaviest rainfall in 25 years, officials said late Sunday.
|Los Diablos: Mexican Firefighters in the US|
Even in a post- Sept. 11 world, there is one group of people with permission from the United States government to freely - and legally. It's a crew of firefighters from Mexico that U.S. authorities say are among the best in the world in fighting wildfires.
|Rescue Workers Search Debris for Survivors After Pemex HQ Blast|
An explosion at the office headquarters of Mexico's state-owned oil company killed 25 people and injured 101 on Thursday as it heavily damaged three floors of a building, sending hundreds into the streets and a large plume of smoke over Mexico City's skyline.
|VICE Documentary: How to Fight Forest Fires|
We tagged along with a squad of wilderness firefighters from the Oregonian boonies as they work to prevent their hometown from being torched to ashes like the super inflammable tinderbox that surrounds them on all sides.
|Lifeguards From Mexico Learn Skills in California|
Orange County Register
Four lifeguards from Mexico were among the class of trainees who graduated from the California State Lifeguard program in Huntington Beach on Wednesday.
|Mexico Firefighters Train to Fight Wildland Fires in US|
The Arizona-Mexico commission is wrapping up their two day meeting. Over 400 people attended the summer plenary session.
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