OUR MISSION: To provide the education and resources necessary for the protection and preservation of life and property in developing nations and to serve as a model of disaster preparedness and self-reliance.
 

LIFE JACKETS TO MEXICO

 

DURANGO WATER SAFETY PROGRAM IMPLEMENTED

GRANT FROM MUSTANG SURVIVAL PROVIDES LIFE JACKETS

Last year, Mustang Survival, maker of water rescue protective gear and equipment, contacted Global Mission Readiness inquiring if we could use a donation of over 6000 new life jackets for children. Yes, over 6000. After contacting our partners in Durango, Mexico, where we have been teaching for the last several years, we embarked on a mission to implement a water safety program for kids in central Mexico.

Drowning and near-drowning is a real problem in Mexico as kids flock to the many reservoirs and rivers to escape the summer heat. This year, the City of Durango, working with outlying communities and through this grant, has created a water safety program for kids.  Through designated areas, the city will provide life jackets for children at all the major water recreation sites. These will be made available, free of charge to members of the community to loan.

It is such an enormous accomplishment to see this come to fruition, I just don't know what to say. For anyone who thinks they cannot make a difference, is lost in their life's purpose, or just plain scared to do something meaningful in their life, please take the first step forward. This program, and programs like these, will impact thousands of lives and undoubtedly save many in the process.

Thank you so much to Mustang Survival and Steve Chambers, who steered this process through his chain of command.  Also, a big thanks to Durango Fire Department for serving as the ambassadors of water safety and education, and Roberto Rivera from the City of Durango for keeping me patient during the shipping process. The jackets look great! Congrats all!!!

 


 

UPCOMING PROJECTS, 2016:

Kingstown, St. Vincent

Santa Cruz, Bolivia

 

 

 

Press Releases

 
Our 4th installment of training for the Cuerpo de Bomberos of Cotui, Dominican Republic is in the books. GMR instructors provided a three day crash course that included hose evolutions, pumping apparatus, ground ladders, forcible entry and fire behavior. Read More...
As 2015 wound down, GMR ramped up with three ongoing projects in South America. From auto extrication in Colombia, to structural collapse training in Peru, to firefighting education in Bolivia, GMR stayed extremely busy. The needs in Latin America will be great in 2016. Stay tuned for more info! Read More...
A look at some of the flyers from our upcoming training projects abroad. To inquire, please contact the sponsoring agency. Read More...
 

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