Fire Department Equipment Demo

Fire Department Equipment Demo (Photo by Darrin Brown)

Los Bomberos Voluntarios (Voluntary Fire Deparment) were giving demonstration of equipment outside of the Capuchinas Ruins this weekend. It looks like the kids were having a blast with the water hose, although the little boy seemed a bit reluctant to take charge of the water hose all by himself.

By the way, in Guatemala there are two fire departments entities: Bomberos Municipales and Bomberos Voluntarios. Bomberos Municipales receive some of their funding from the municipal government while Bomberos Voluntarios receive their funding through “crowd sourcing”; that’s web talk euphemism for “donations from the people.” 😉

Photo by guest contributor Darrin Brown

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  • Eric

    I always wanted to be a fireman when I was a little boy, but my Mother always used to tell me it was too dangerous.  Oh, what might have been…
    Nice moment-in-time shot, Darrin.
    Interesting location picked by Los Bomberos Voluntarios; I hope they received a few quetzales for all of their efforts!