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Nosara Firefighters Trained More Than 30 Neighbors to Put Out Fires

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Summer will soon be here, and with it the risk of fires. With this in mind, the volunteer firefighters of Nosara are holding training sessions at businesses and soon also at schools.

On Thursday, October 23, firefighters conducted a drill at the Nosara Yoga Institute (NYI) to demonstrate and teach how to react to a possible emergency caused by a catastrophe.

The activity was attended by 36 people, most of whom were NYI personnel, although some community members also benefited from it. They were able to face different risk situations such as simulations of solid and liquid fuels as well as training on how to properly use fire extinguishers.

Remo Britschgi, captain of the Nosara fire brigade, reported that the activity was highly productive since they carried out drills with several products, such as cooking oil, which is one of the most difficult to put out.

“We explained [to those present] that the worst thing to do is to try to put out a fire with water when it has an oil base,” explained Britschgi.

For her part, Patricia Jimenez, one of the administrators of NYI, expressed satisfaction with the training from the fire brigade. “I want to thank all of the Nosara firefighters and on behalf of all the administration of the Nosara Yoga Institute, we are super grateful for their openness and availability and for teaching us how to react to a fire,” said Jimenez.

Three firefighters and one official from the Nosara Red Cross were present during the activity. They took the opportunity to explain to those present how to use and handle the different types of fire extinguishers to put out fires.

Additionally, Britschgi explained that they will soon expand the trainings and simulations to include Nosara educational centers to teach children how they should react to a fire.

Britschgi also said that in the next few days, they will be able to use a pickup truck, coming from a donation from the United States, in which they will be able to transport a tank of water to put out fires.

In addition, he stated that they are also looking for donations to pay for gas for the vehicle that will be used to respond to the emergencies.

If you want to receive training on fire management and attend this activity, which is free and open to the public, you can call 8709-0614 to contact Nosara’s volunteer firefighters.