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Nosara’s Firefighters Put Down 24 Fires This Dry Season

By Pinar Istek
04/01/13


Photos courtesy of Bomberos de Nosara

Although some people were not pleased to find the road to Ostional blocked this Saturday March 30, they had no other choice than to wait until the members of the Nosara firefighters finished their Easter weekend practicing medical, vertical rescue and firefighting training at the Rio Montaña Bridge.

Additionally, this Saturday training welcomed the first female firefighter for the Nosara team, Amy Foscaldi who lives in Esperanza and teaches in a new school in Samara, She explained that she was a volunteer firefighter as well back in her hometown in Maine, US.

According to the chief of the Nosara firefighters Ryan Kerr-Bombard, they have accomplished all their goals for the day.  He said, “the main purpose of the day was the familiarization of gear and exercising with the pump. Everything happened the way they were supposed to.”


The chief Ryan Kerr-Bombard gives instructions to the firefighters during training Saturday afternoon, March 30, 2013.

So far, Nosara firefighters have covered 24 fires and emergencies, many of which due to unattended trash fire in the area during this dry season.

This past Friday March 29, the team woke up to a fire call, right behind the cemetery in Nosara town. It was started by someone who was cutting an electrical wire, according to Kerr-Bombard. The firefighters took it under control without anyone getting harmed.

With 12 members, Nosara firefighters still work from their personal vehicles. Recently, the group raised $1565 during Taste of Nosara fundraiser event along with the security association to save enough money to buy a firefighter truck.  However, they still welcome any donations that will help them stay on track and continue to keep the town safe.  If you want to help, contact [email protected]


First captain of the Nosara Firefightes, Jo Pinherio secures the rope for the vertical training before the chief Ryan Kerr-Bombard climbs down Saturday afternoon, March 30, 2013.


Jo Pinherio, center, helps Ryan Kerr-Bombard to finish his vertical training as Remo Britshgi, left and Amy Foscaldi assist Pinherio for safety purposes Saturday afternoon, March 30, 2013.


The chief of the Nosara Firefighters, Ryan Kerr-Bombard climbs down during a vertical training Saturday afternoon, March 30, 2013.


Two of the Nosara firefighters set the channels on their walkie-talkie before the training starts Saturday afternoon, March 30, 2013.


Remo Britshgi starts his descent for the vertical training Saturday afternoon, March 30, 2013.

Several police offers arrived to the scene of the training after receiving calls from the community about the blocked bridge. The firefighters had tried to communicate the police department about the training and the blockage before they started, however couldn’t reach them. Upon understanding the situations, the officers waited until the end of training to secure that the community respects and understands the blockage.  

Amy Foscaldi, center, attaches her harness to Remo Britshgi’s with the help from Jo Pinherio for a rescue scenario for training purposes Saturday afternoon, March 30, 2013.

 

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