Guatemala 2013 Blog Eight- The cupboards are bare

As mentioned earlier, one of the memories we will have from this mission is opening up the compartments on the apparatus and finding them bare. Even the ambulance has little or no supplies. They clean and recycle used medical supplies such as stiffnecks and bag valve masks. Their passion for their job is obvious as after a medical call they are back in the "cuarto de desinfeccion" cleaning and disinfecting for the next dispatch.

GlobalFire has continued to attempt to fulfill the wish list . There are reports that our shipping container is in Guatemala from Panama. Our contact Salvador has been tracking it.

Some GlobalFire members were back in the market today to see if they can knock off a few more items. On the last trip to the market the merchants who usually had items we were looking for in stock said they would be in on Tuesday. It got to the point that the team was starting to wonder if it was just a saying and not really a fact.

Well, in our case it was a fact, as most items that were out of stock were in on Tuesday.

We will be giving updates as we continue our quest.......

Forcible Entry tools

Forcible Entry tools

Spare tire? 

Spare tire? 

SCBA storage

SCBA storage

The picture says it all

The picture says it all

Posted on September 10, 2013 .