Fire reached more than 500 homes in Argentina

by Mensajeros de la Paz Argentina
Fire reached more than 500 homes in Argentina
Fire reached more than 500 homes in Argentina
Fire reached more than 500 homes in Argentina
Fire reached more than 500 homes in Argentina
Fire reached more than 500 homes in Argentina
Fire reached more than 500 homes in Argentina
Fire reached more than 500 homes in Argentina
Fire reached more than 500 homes in Argentina
Fire reached more than 500 homes in Argentina
Fire reached more than 500 homes in Argentina
Fire reached more than 500 homes in Argentina
Fire reached more than 500 homes in Argentina
Fire reached more than 500 homes in Argentina
Fire reached more than 500 homes in Argentina

Fundación Bomberos Argentina focuses its efforts on creating a safer and more resilient community. Together with volunteer firefighters from all over the country, it promotes safety practices and carries out awareness campaigns to prevent risks in the community.

Thanks to the work we have put in our last Campaign, Fundación Bomberos has been able to provide assistance to 48 associations of Volunteer Firefighters of the province of Corrientes and continue to multiply equipment collaboration in the following provinces that have also been affected by forest fires: Córdoba, Tucumán, Entre Ríos, Buenos Aires, Catamarca, Chaco, and San Luis.

As part of the Heroes of Fundación Bomberos Program, and with support provided by Ministerio de Salud de la Nación, we designed the initiative "We all have a Hero in our Blood”. It´s main goal was to promote regular voluntary blood donation by carrying out external blood collections located in the different barracks throughout the country.

On February 9th, 2022, Volunteer Firefighters from Cerrito (Entre Ríos) carried out the campaign together with Fundación Bomberos Argentina. The collection of blood was held in the Mirna Teresita Perottino Cultural Hall, in Plaza Las Colonias. We are pleased to announce more than 30 donors participated in the initiative.

Within the framework of the annual meeting of the Foundation's Board of Directors, the renewal of authorities was carried out. As always, they have assumed the responsibility of maintaining and promoting hard work and have committed to respecting our fundamental values.

It is with pure conviction that we continue to say our commitment and devotion have saved lives and will continue to do so.

All this progress would not be possible without your generous and thoughtful support. Thanks to you, we continue to build our foundation stronger and stronger to carry out our project and protect people´s homes.

From the bottom of our hearts: thank you.

Mensajeros de la Paz’s Team.

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Fundacion Bomberos de Argentina

Dear Mensajeros’ Friends,

In Argentina, fire still threatens the lives of hundreds of argentinian families. New Year’s Eve started with 6 big wildfires spread in 5 different provinces, where volunteer firemen and local communities had to act immediately against them. On 28th December 2021, the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development and COPEMA declared a state of emergency for all fires happening throughout the country.

In this context, the duty of Fundación Bomberos de Argentina (Firefighters of Argentina Foundation) becomes critically important. The institution keeps working on its campaign “Puentes de la Prevención” (Bridges of Prevention) that aims to raise awareness and promote good practices to prevent fires. It also has the mission of generating resources to support firefighters during wildfires. This is a significant contribution to help all affected people and reduce the risks of new conflagrations.

However, this is not the only campaign ongoing. The foundation is also working on “Todos llevamos un héroe en la sangre” (We All Have a Hero in Our Blood), which seeks to organize blood drives in fires stations around Argentina to promote voluntarily and regularly donation.

Because blood is an essential element for life, it is extremely important. A huge issue in Argentina is that just 45% of blood donations come from volunteers, while the majority are practiced for restocking. Training events and open calls have been made along the country, but the foundation does not rest: it keeps planning new strategies to promote them and reach more people. All these actions and initiatives are supported by Mensajeros de la Paz Argentina because we think that together we do more.

Thank you all for making this possible.

Fundación Bomberos de la Argentina through Mensajeros de la Paz Argentina

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Dear Donors, Fundación Bomberos de Argentina, focuses on creating a safer and more resilient community. One of the objectives is to promote the welfare of volunteer firefighters and their proper social recognition to perform their tasks in the best possible way. Its beneficiaries are around 44,000 men and women who work as volunteer firefighters in more than 1,000 cities and 21 provinces in Argentina.

The latest campaign developed and currently ongoing is Puentes de la Prevención, which aims to collaborate between the community and firefighters in terms of prevention culture. The "Puentes de la prevención" campaign was launched in 2021 after the fires affected 14 Argentinean provinces. At this moment, volunteer firefighters assisted in more than 30,000 forest fires. More than 40,000 hectares affected across the country were recorded in the first months of 2021.

With the contribution of organisations, companies and especially donors like you, we have managed to make a sufficient investment to purchase 720 items to make up 80 Kits, leaving installed capacity for the 20 affected Volunteer Firefighter Associations in Chubut and Rio Negro, which have more than 660 firefighters.

 

These achievements would have been impossible without your support.

We are deeply grateful,

 

 

Fundación Bomberos

through Mensajeros de la Paz Argentina 

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As we have already told you in previous reports, the fires in Argentina have not only caused several damages, but several of them are still active. The work of Fundación Bomberos has not stopped in more than a year of intense work against the fire that threatens flora, fauna and inhabitants of the places.

In this scenario appears another important problematic agent, this work is being developed in a global health crisis given by the Covid - 19. For this reason, the Foundation is promoting Cuidá a los que te cuidan (Care for those who care for you).


During the COVID-19 health emergency since 2020 and in the face of a new wave of contagions, the fire departments are making an extra effort to provide containment and assistance in disasters and emergencies. Due to the nature of their work, they are exposed to the risk of contagion by coronavirus and must take extreme measures for prevention and health care through action protocols for their physical and mental wellbeing, as well as for the correct cleaning of the personal protection elements they use in their daily tasks as part of the sectors exempted from social, preventive and mandatory isolation.


Along with the COVID-19 containment tasks, there is a fear of an increase in the number of emergencies in which the members of the firefighting system provide assistance and, in order to be prepared, they need to have the necessary materials to comply with the prevention and care protocols.

Thanks to the support of companies, committed citizens and your donations, the Foundation delivered 1050 kits with cleaning and hygiene elements to volunteer firefighters all over the country.


Your help is essential to ensure both the prevention of the destruction of native ecosystems and villages and the care of the personnel extinguishing these fire outbreaks.

Thank you for choosing to support this project

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During 2020, Argentina has suffered countless fires throughout the country. According to reports from the ministry of environment, approximately 1 million acres were burned. For this reason, from Messengers of Peace, we want to look for solutions to deal with this major problem because we consider it´s crucial to promote sustainable development and take care of the environment.

Messengers of Peace is working with Firefighters Foundation to provide them with the necessary equipment so that they can carry out their daily work (“fire-break” generation and the subsequent cleaning of the area to avoid new fires) in the 14 provinces where forests are burning. We collaborate with this organization to guarantee that every firefighter is in physical and mental conditions to develop their task.

Firefighters Foundation generates a support system for firemen around the country, and their mission is to create a safer society. That is why from Messengers we find it vital to accompany and offer the necessary resources so they can fulfill this mission.

Thanks to the support of our donors, funds raised will be allocated to provide the equipment that firefighter’s need, so they keep doing their courageous work, so essential to our society.  

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Location: Buenos Aires C.F., Buenos Aires - Argentina
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Candelaria Lopez
Buenos Aires C.F., Buenos Aires Argentina
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