The USAR Puerto Vallarta Group, made up of 18 elements from the Civil Protection and Fire Brigade Coordination, on Tuesday night traveled to Mexico City to participate in rescue efforts in areas affected by the 7.1-degree earthquake.
The head of the unit, Adrián Bobadilla García, reported that they are properly trained personnel who will join other elements from the state of Jalisco sending assistance after the earthquake.
The USAR Group is a unit that specializes in the search and rescue of victims trapped in collapsed structures, confined spaces and other emergency situations, where conventional rescue groups are limited with technology and equipment when time is of the essence.
There are reports of damage in Morelos, Puebla, Oaxaca, Estado de México, Mexico City and Michoacán; in the capital of the country there are dozens of collapsed buildings and people trapped in rubble.
Last June the State Exercise of Search and Rescue in Collapsed Structures of the USAR Groups of Jalisco was carried out in Puerto Vallarta, where the local elements received qualifications of excellence when putting their operational and organizational capacity to the test .
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