The Municipal Coordination of Civil Protection and Firefighters of Puerto Vallarta received an acknowledgment from the Presidency of Mexico for the support they provided in the search and rescue efforts following the earthquake that occurred on September 19 and caused damages in several entities of the country.
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With the representation of the deputy director of the unit, Adrián Bobadilla García, Officer César Zamora was present at the ceremony that took place last October 13 in the courtyard of the National Palace in Mexico City and received the document from the hands of President Enrique Peña Nieto.
“The Government of the Republic grants the present recognition to the Municipal Coordination of Civil Protection and Firemen of Puerto Vallarta for their invaluable support, untiring work and spirit of solidarity, in the search and rescue work in structures collapsed by the earthquake registered on 19 September 2017 in Mexico City,” reads the letter signed by the president.
The ceremony highlighted the work of the search and rescue teams that participated in the work done in different states of the Republic damaged by the earthquake, including the USAR Puerto Vallarta team, whose elements worked in structures mainly collapsed in Morelos, where they demonstrated their great preparation and professionalism.
Bobadilla Garcia emphasized that Puerto Vallarta was one of the few municipalities that received this recognition of the Federation, which is attributable to the work of the entire unit, and above all thanks to the great support given by Mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña to provide the resources and travel expenses necessary to undertake the support trip.
He added that the Municipal Coordination of Civil Protection and Firemen is maintained in a process of training and learning that does not stop, which includes USAR elements, who specialize in search and rescue of collapsed structures, which have developed a capacity operational and organizational, which is fundamental in case of a natural phenomenon such as an earthquake, or a flood, mudslide, tsunami or any eventuality that endangers the integrity of citizens.