THE 911 FUND: FIRE
PREVENTION AND
VOLUNTEER
FIREFIGHTER TRAINING
IN ARGENTINA
By Stephan Hittmann
Introduction
 The 911 FUND is an international nonprofit
non-governmental organization dedicated to
providing, among othe...
About 911 FUND
 In Garín, an economically disadvantaged city of
150,000 residents in the province of Buenos Aires, the
91...
About the Author
 Following the September 11, 2001 attacks on
the World Trade Center, Dr. Stephan Hittmann
took an active...
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The 911 FUND is an international nonprofit non-governmental organization dedicated to providing, among other things, fire prevention education and resources around the world. In particular, the 911 FUND has worked extensively to improve first-response efforts in Argentina. In Garín, an economically disadvantaged city of 150,000 residents in the province of Buenos Aires, the 911 FUND has trained thousands of volunteer firefighters from throughout the country who have participated in several large-scale training exercises in firefighter safety, proper equipment use, search and rescue procedures, apparatus familiarization, pre-hospital care, officer development, etc. The 911 FUND's efforts have resulted in dramatically reducing the number of Argentina's fire-related deaths. Over the past decade, the 911 FUND has donated over forty (40) fire trucks to Argentina, concentrating on small communities that have limited emergency response capabilities, at best.

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The 911 FUND: Fire Prevention and Volunteer Firefighter Training in Argentina

  1. 1. THE 911 FUND: FIRE PREVENTION AND VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER TRAINING IN ARGENTINA By Stephan Hittmann
  2. 2. Introduction  The 911 FUND is an international nonprofit non-governmental organization dedicated to providing, among other things, fire prevention education and resources around the world. In particular, the 911 FUND has worked extensively to improve first-response efforts in Argentina.
  3. 3. About 911 FUND  In Garín, an economically disadvantaged city of 150,000 residents in the province of Buenos Aires, the 911 FUND has trained thousands of volunteer firefighters from throughout the country who have participated in several large-scale training exercises in firefighter safety, proper equipment use, search and rescue procedures, apparatus familiarization, pre- hospital care, officer development, etc. The 911 FUND's efforts have resulted in dramatically reducing the number of Argentina's fire-related deaths. Over the past decade, the 911 FUND has donated over forty (40) fire trucks to Argentina, concentrating on small communities that have limited emergency response capabilities, at best.
  4. 4. About the Author  Following the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, Dr. Stephan Hittmann took an active role in developing the 911 FUND. The organization helps communities around the globe to prepare for both natural and man-made disasters.

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