Fire fighters receive ‘Jaws of Life’

Feb 1, 2016 by Richard Scott

Rocky Point’s fire department just became a lot more effective, with the arrival of some specialized emergency equipment.

In a ceremony this past January, Puerto Peñasco mayor Ernesto ‘Kiko’ Munro welcomed San Luis Arizonaś mayor Gerardo Sanchez. Along with other public officials from the two cities, Rocky Point saw the transfer of donated safety gear, the highlight being the “Jaws of Life’ apparatus. Designed to give firefighters a way to free people trapped inside of cars involved in accidents, these tools were demonstrated for the gathered officials and press.

In a yard next to the Fire Station on Fremont Blvd, the ‘Bomberos’ went to work on a Ford Mustang that had been salvaged from a roll-over accident. To the sound of gas generators, two groups of men worked to remove the doors, the roof, and to pry open the vehicle. Working quickly, the car was completely open in a short time.

The ball got rolling to make this donation happen when Geraldine Gutierrez, of the San Luis Office of Public Information, had a conversation with Guillermo Munro, Sub-Director for Art and Culture in Puerto Peñasco. “We all travel to Puerto Peñasco for vacation. Having these tools with the local Bomberos is really helping us” said Ms. Gutierrez. Coordinating the transfer of the gear was Maria Conchita Peralta, Puerto Peñasco’s Cultural Liaison, who also served as MC for the event.

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