The course was taught in the Navel facilities of Manzanillo, while Puerto Vallarta was the first city nationwide to participate in this type of training. The course provided in Manzanillo was “Post Blast Investigation,” teaching investigative techniques for cause of fire and explosives.
The Deputy Director of Civil Protection, Sergio Ramírez López, stated that with this training and knowledge, the process has begun for the firefighters of Puerto Vallarta to become specialists in the prevention, investigation, and origin of fires.
This is the first training course in a series of four, with the next being in November in New Mexico, December in Puebla, and January in Veracruz. At the end of the four courses, local firefighters will be certified in Fire and Explosive Investigation.
The training was made possible thanks to the close relationship for many years between the City of Puerto Vallarta and the AFT of the United States. The group of trained firefighters will serve as a national benchmark for further education and certification in the field of fire and explosive investigations.
Commander Sergio Ramírz said that the candidates selected to participate where firefighters who went through a selective process that included a clean history, high level of expertise, committed to regulations, and free from any civil complaints.
Having specialists in the field of fire and explosive investigation will allow Puerto Vallarta to also analyze situations for risk and prevention.