In August 2013, the International Rotary Club in Chapala asked Firefighters Crossing Borders to help them support the firefighters of Chapala. Regional representative Brian Singleton agreed to help them build a community based model where community groups partner with the local government to improve emergency services for their community.
The President and Fire Chief of Chapala have partnered with the group and FFCB is assisting in a review of the fire departments services and will make recommendations on vehicles, equipment, and training.
We'll also try to identifying strategies for the newly formed "Chapala Fire EMS Project Team" to build community support to raise funds to purchase vehicles and equipment needed to protect the people of Chapala.
FFCB will also invite Chapala firefighters to future Region 2 training events and when possible donated equipment.