TULUM, Mexico – Tulum is set to host the inaugural Rescuers Academy in Quintana Roo from October 16th to 20th, according to an announcement made by Benjamin Heredia Monforte, the municipal director of the Tulum Fire Department.
This groundbreaking academy will span a comprehensive 40-hour course, running from Monday to Friday, with daily sessions scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event anticipates the participation of over 100 emergency responders from across the state.
The curriculum of this academy is designed to cover a range of vital topics, including the Incident Command System, an emergency management model, vertical rescue techniques using ropes to lower injured individuals from buildings, construction sites, and cenotes, as well as training in the first response to hazardous materials.
“We are thrilled to announce the very first Tulum Rescuers Academy for firefighters and rescuers in the state of Quintana Roo, taking place from October 16th to 20th. We extend a warm invitation to all emergency response teams in the state, including Civil Protection, Firefighters, Volunteer Brigades, and even the Public Security sector. The call for participation was launched last Monday, and by Wednesday, all available slots were already filled. We are delighted to report that it has been a resounding success. We will be welcoming instructors from Zapopan, Guadalajara, and the USAID. The venue will be Bahía Príncipe, starting at 9 a.m. on October 16th,” stated Heredia Monforte.
He emphasized that the primary objective of this academy is to establish Quintana Roo as a robust and secure state in terms of prevention and response by providing specialized training to various emergency response units in rescue situations.
Heredia Monforte also revealed plans to expand the program to offer five simultaneous courses, accommodating even more participants in the future.
In a similar vein, he urged the general public to respect and adhere to civil protection measures, highlighting the adage that every peso invested in prevention saves seven pesos in the event of a disaster.
“It is said that every peso invested in prevention is seven pesos saved in a disaster, which is why we encourage everyone to comply with civil protection measures,” he affirmed.