Civil Protection holds Security Conference for Americans in Puerto Vallarta
Staff of the Municipal Coordination of Civil Protection and Firefighters presented a conference to approximately 100 US residents in Puerto Vallarta regarding the family protection plan.
The head of the unit, Adrián Bobadilla García, reported that at the request of the consular agent of the United States in Puerto Vallarta, Kelly Trainor, the conference was held in Plaza Marina.
“We talked about the family plan of civil protection aside from the North American community that resides in Puerto Vallarta, like any other inhabitant is exposed to a natural phenomenon. We are very confident that we can give this talk in English, fortunately we have people who are fluent in the language,” he said.
He explained that the talk provides the same information that is given to Vallartan families, in the sense that it is very important to develop a civil protection plan and adapt it to any emergency and the particular needs of each person, including the detection of risks and security zones both inside and outside the home; to draw up the possible evacuation routes where the detected risks are indicated, to prepare to be able to act in the face of disturbing phenomena and to carry out simulations periodically. Also, have an emergency backpack with important documents, family directory, emergency services, food and water, first aid kit, emergency repair tools and battery operated radio and flashlight.
“It is important for foreign residents to trust our municipal institutions, so we give them this 30-minute conference, talking about security measures, what phenomena Puerto Vallarta faces constantly. It is a way of telling them that we continue to professionalize ourselves in this dependency to be able to give a service to any person, regardless of nationality and also is a hundred percent tourist site, where we must update even on the subject of languages,” he concluded.
The meeting was also presented to the American residents Rachel Schofer, who recently assumed the headship of special services to citizens of the United States in the consulate in Guadalajara.