Paul Spencer has been working with Firefighters Crossing Borders since 2011 as an instructor, his specialty - fire apparatus driving and pump operations. Paul also teaches nozzle theory and fire hose handling along with live fire operations.
This past trip to Culiacan, Paul received the 'Golden Wrench Award' for his distinguished service to the State of Sinaloa. Paul's work in Sinaloa goes far beyond instructing firefighters from across the state, he also brings with him a wealth of knowledge (and tools) about the mechanical side of fire apparatus. A master mergency Vehicle Technician (EVT), Paul operates a mobile repair business in the Pacific Northwest working on fire engines, ambulances, and more. In the past two years he has branched into working on fire apparatus for the US Forest Service as well. Paul brings these skills with him each trip to Mexico and spends countless hours wrenching on fire engines and other mergency apparatus for Bomberos Culiacan, a department of 150 firefighters, covering a city of just under 1,000,000 citizens. Over the past 5 years he has fixed pumps, transmissions, air systems, nozzles, breathing apparatus, and provided parts and advisement along the way. For this Paul received a plaque adorned with a fire engine and wrench, the 'Golden Wrench Award', we salute you Paul Spencer for your dedication and hard work, thank you!