Klamath Falls to the Dominican Republic: Firefighters helping Firefighters
Five Klamath County Fire District No. 1 employees recently returned from a week in the Dominican Republic, each having individually covered their own costs. During their visit they volunteered their knowledge and skills to help train firefighters in Santiago and surrounding cities. The trip also included training at the local Santiago hospital to provide hands on help in the clinics and the facilitation of an official hospital evacuation plan for fire and earthquake emergencies.
Firefighter safety gear and EMS supplies were graciously donated by Sky Lakes Medical Center and Fire District No. 1. The remaining equipment donated to the eleven Santiago firefighters was sponsored by individuals who went on the trip and by others within our fire department. This sponsorship furnished each of the Santiago firefighters a complete duty uniform including boots.
We are very proud of this group for donating their time and money to benefit their fellow firefighter brothers and sisters. This trip set the foundation between KCFD1 and Dominican Republic firefighters, allowing an annual trip to be established.
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Press release provided from Klamath County Fire District #1.