One family’s devastating tragedy: The death of Maria Teresa Lomeli was the tipping point that resulted in this effort to build a Volunteer Fire Dept for La Ribera BCS.This campaign and all of the progress that we have seen was born from a terrible tragedy, a loss of life that was totally preventable with the right support.
Fatal House Fire in La Ribera BCS, Mexico
On August 7th 2019 La Ribera resident Maria Teresa Lomeli died in a house fire in La Ribera, BCS Mexico.
San Jose del Cabo firefighters; are the closest emergency responders, consequently it took an hour to reach La Ribera. Far too long to have any chance of saving Maria. La Ribera is 45 miles north of San Jose del Cabo, on the southern Baja peninsula. La Ribera relies on firefighters from both San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas for emergency response. This simply doesn’t work.
In addition to the loss of Maria, the Lomeli family lost their home and all of their possessions. Please check out How You Can Help.
Emergency services like Fire Rescue is something that most of us in the States take for granted. For La Ribera and surrounding communities; there simply is no effective help available in the event of a fire emergency. Help us build the Volunteer Fire Dept of La Ribera BCS, Mexico to prevent further tragedies like this.
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