07/11/10 138 W, 1 I - + 4 - 5 REDS Makes Mission Trip to Guatemala

WRAL has posted a story about Garner-based Rescue Extrication Delivery Specialists (REDS), which is heading to Guatemala later this month to teach "local rescue crews how to handle road and vehicle emergencies." They're bringing donated items including a fire truck, an ambulance, and more than 60 sets of "fire gear, helmets, boots and gloves." They'll head to small villages that were crippled by recent tropical storms.

They traveled there last year in August, and this page on their web site chronicles their delivery of a rescue truck, and training for personnel. The trip was conducted through Paramedics for Children, to train 50 rescue workers (shown below) in vehicle rescue techniques. They took 11 instructors, along with a donated vehicle from Pender County Rescue & EMS, and donated equipment.

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Legeros - 07/12/10 - 07:31

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