Bomberos de Puerto Vallarta (Fire Department)

Puerto Vallarta • Riviera Nayarit • Mexico


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.

How You Can Help the Fire Department & Lifeguards

Our firefighters and lifeguards in the Puerto Vallarta area are always in need of emergency and facility supplies, including:

• Ace wraps
• Antibiotic ointment
• Band-Aids
• Bed sheets
• Blender
• Cleaning supplies
• Cookware
• Crutches
• Deodorants
• 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)
• Socks
• Thermometers
• Toaster
• Toilet paper
• Tongue depressors
• Toothbrushes and toothpaste
• Towels (all sizes)
• Vitamins

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 18, 2014 · Charity ID: 104

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02Sep2014
Mayor Announces Salary Increase for Puerto Vallarta Firefighters

NotiVallarta

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.

21Aug2014
Puerto Vallarta Takes on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Los Muertos Pier

PVRPV

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!

14Jul2014
'My First Steps in Prevention' Summer Youth Courses

Vallarta Opina

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.

10Jul2014
Fun Summer Open Enrollment Courses for Children in Vallarta

Vallarta Opina

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.

13Jun2014
Puerto Vallarta Lifeguards Rescue Family Stranded at Sea

Vallarta Opina

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.

18Mar2014
Puerto Vallarta Lifeguards Rescue Two Children at Punta Negra Beach

NotiVallarta

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.

11Feb2014
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.

07Jan2014
Heroes Calendar on the Road to 100 Fundraiser

PVRPV

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.

21Nov2013
Puerto Vallarta Lifeguard Saves Drowning Child

Prensa Global

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.

15Oct2013
Heroes Calendar 2014 Now Available Online to Support PV Firefighters & Lifeguards

PVRPV

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.

06Oct2013
Vallarta Firefighters & Lifeguards Invite You to the 2014 Heroes Calendar Launch Party

PVRPV

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.

30Sep2013
Sports Development Projects in the Works for PV

AZ Noticias

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.

22Sep2013
Local Civil Protection Workers Perform Search and Rescue Exercise

NotiVallarta

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.

18Sep2013
No Major Problems Reported From Tropical Storm 'Manuel' in Puerto Vallarta

NotiVallarta

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.

21Aug2013
20th Anniversary of Vallarta Bomberos Celebrate the First Woman Firefighter

AZ Noticias

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.

07Aug2013
Port Administration Donates Rescue Boat to Puerto Vallarta Lifeguards

Vallarta Opina

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.

04Aug2013
Heroes Calendar 2014 Features Our HOT Puerto Vallarta Firefighters and Lifeguards

PVRPV

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.

30Jul2013
Crocodile Management and Control Courses for Puerto Vallarta Firefighters

Observatorio Bahia

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.

27Jul2013
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.

24Jul2013
Puerto Vallarta Rehabilitates Video Surveillance Security Cameras

Vallarta Opina

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.

24Jul2013
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.

20Jul2013
Puerto Vallarta Firefighters Rescue Senior Lost in the Mountains

NotiVallarta

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.

16Jul2013
'Operation Safe Holiday Vallarta 2013' Ensures Safety of Vacationers

Vallarta Opina

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.

24Jun2013
A Growing List of Charities Needing Assistance in Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit

PVAngels

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.

22Jun2013
'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.

14Jun2013
'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.

27Mar2013
Puerto Vallarta Beefs Up Security Precautions for Easter Holiday Weeks

Prensa Global

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.

23Feb2013
Vallarta Fire Department Receives New Ambulance

Que Hay

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.

09Jan2013
Puerto Vallarta Fire Department Captures Crocodile on the Marina Beach

Vallarta Today

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.

01Jan2013
Puerto Vallarta Firefighters Receive Advanced Training Certifications

NoticiasPV

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.

10Dec2012
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.

03Oct2012
Fall Cleaning: Our Local Banderas Bay Charities Count On It

PVAngels

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.

29Aug2012
Emergency Equipment Needed by Puerto Vallarta Firefighters

PVAngels

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.

21Jul2012
Firefighters Trained in High-Rise Building Techniques

VisitPuertoVallarta.com

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.

14Jun2012
Firefighters' Fundraiser Surpasses Expectations

PVRPV

"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."

18Apr2012
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.

16Apr2012
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.

24Jan2012
Angels For Mexico Support PV Bomberos

Master Baiters

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.

08Dec2011
Tanker Truck Donated to PV Fire Department

Daily Telegram

Due to the efforts of the Blissfield Rotary Club in Michigan, the Puerto Vallarta Fire Department now owns a tanker truck.

04Nov2011
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.

18Sep2014
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.

22Jul2014
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.

26Jun2014
Ride-Along with Volunteer Ambulance Drivers on Front Lines of America's Drug War

ReasonTV

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.

23Mar2014
ATF Trains Mexican Crime Scene Investigators in Fire and Explosives Analysis

KMVT.com

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.

07Jan2014
San Miguel Launches First 24/7 English-Language Emergency Answering Service in Mexico

The News

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.

20Aug2013
Author Offers Illuminating Details in Book About World's Paramedics

Associated Press

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.

22Jul2013
More Than 1,000 People Displaced by Heavy Northern Mexico Rains

Agence France-Presse

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.

10Apr2013
Los Diablos: Mexican Firefighters in the US

Fronteras Desk

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.

01Feb2013
Rescue Workers Search Debris for Survivors After Pemex HQ Blast

Associated Press

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.

19Sep2012
VICE Documentary: How to Fight Forest Fires

vice

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.

22Jun2012
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.

09Jun2012
Mexico Firefighters Train to Fight Wildland Fires in US

KVOA.com

The Arizona-Mexico commission is wrapping up their two day meeting. Over 400 people attended the summer plenary session.


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