FNS: Reynosa--City of 420,000 with One Fire Station
- FNS: Reynosa--City of 420,000 with One Fire Station
Date: 10/29/2001 9:14:28 AM Pacific Standard Time
From: frontera@... (Frontera)
Reynosa's deficit in fire-fighting resources was the topic of a meeting held between the Centro de Bachillerato Tecnólogico, Industrial y de Servicios (Cetis) and the Cámara Mexicana de la Industria de la Construcción (CMIC). Architect Luis Javier Pinto Covarrubias, the Reynosa president of CMIC, said that the city needs new fire stations so that immediate responses can be made to emergencies and fires.
CMIC and Cetis' directors and students agreed that it is urgent that a study be conducted to look at what parts of Reynosa need fire stations. To this end, Cetis students will examine how the city can be best divided into strategic fire-fighting sectors. The students will later present the results of their study to CMIC and city authorities.
According to Pinto, Reynosa experienced a large fire a few months ago and the fire department's resources were insufficient and outside pipe-laying trucks had to be brought into help fight the blaze.
Rapid population growth is one reason why Reynosa has not been able to keep up its fire-fighting infrastructure. In 1990, Reynosa had a population of approximately 280,000. Today, the city has a population of over 420,000 people, according to the Mexican statistical institute, INEGI.
Source: El Mañana (Reynosa), October 29, 2001. --
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