(In Memory of Corey Breneman)
Thunder-Mountain Wind and Fire, MC, Chapter 81 (501C3) Cozumel, Mexico Project – April – June, 2016
Project Costs and Details – “The easy part of philanthropy is writing the check” TMW&F in 2016 used donated funds to make a difference in Cozumel, Mexico. The Parade Float Factory Fire during Ironman in 2015 is what created this opportunity for donations to TMW&F 501C3 to make a difference.
TMW&F continues to assist Cozumel Fire Department (Bomberos) and is currently replacing all Survive Air Panther SCBA with Scott AP50 rebuilt SCBA, turnout gear, structural firefighting footwear, two full Extrication tool sets (rams, cutters, spreaders). Equipment will arrive to Cozumel (now in Florida in-transit) in late September or early October, 2022.
Moving equipment from the TMW&F storage facility to Front Range Fire Apparatus (FRFA) to load the engines. Both engines were having over $10,000 of maintenance performed by FRFA. TMW&F was supported by FRFA in helping ready the engines for travel to Cozumel.
Arrival in Cozumel from the long journey from Fort Collins, Colorado to Port Everglades, Florida, then to Puerto Morales, Mexico. Once out of customs the engines arrived to Cozumel in the early evening. The below pictures are an account of the engines arriving and being outfitted, and training on the new equipment.