A team of volunteer firefighters from Guanajuato, Mexico arrived in Ashland, Oregon, in order to help fight the wildfires. Alvarez Villegas, Sargent Jorge Luis Anguiano Jasso, Sargent Luis Alfonso Campos Martínez and firefighter Miguel Ángel Hernández Lara all arrived with their city’s mayor, Alejandro Navarro on Thursday.
A group of firefighters just landed from Guanajuato, Mexico to help fight the fires in Southern Oregon ♥️ pic.twitter.com/6Q7Gzfnwjb
— Ambar Rodriguez (@AmbarKTVL) September 10, 2020
These men have previously trained in Southern Oregon, and are the first team to be dispatched in the area.
Mayor Alejandro Navarro from #Guanajuato Mexico and five specialized firefighters will report to Ashland #Oregon to receive directions and to be appointed to volunteer aid work with the wildfires. Guanajuato Mexico – Ashland Oregon have been sister cities for 51 years. 🇺🇸🇲🇽 pic.twitter.com/wh66BAtwHz
— Ricki Ruiz (@ricki4oregon) September 10, 2020
Navarro said they were “very moved by the terrible impact of the fire on families and their homes.”
— Alejandro Navarro (@ANavarroMX) September 11, 2020
Ever since, Navarro has continued to post updates on his twitter. He met with Ashland mayor John Stromberg, councilor Rich Rosenthal, and Chela Tapp on Saturday. They reportedly discussed the current emergency, and other actions to strengthen the relationship between Ashland and Guanajuato, which have been sister cities for the past 51 years.
The team of firefighters are called “The Heroes of Guanajuato,” and rightfully so! Muchísimas gracias al equipo por apoyar nuestro estado durante estos momentos difíciles.