On June 11, the Fire Department of the city of Pueblo, Colorado, donated a LifePak12 Cardiac Monitor, 53 self-contained breathing apparatus systems, 101 air tanks, 250 face pieces, and other gear to the Fire Department of the city of Chihuahua, Mexico. Pueblo and Chihuahua are sister cities with a history of active engagement and mutual assistance.
“We are proud to continue our mutually-beneficial Sister City relationship with Chihuahua Fire Department. Over many years the departments have shared apparatus, equipment, training, and knowledge, and we look forward to fostering our future relationship” said Fire Chief Barbara Huber from the Pueblo Fire Department.
“Municipal partnerships through sister cities agreements celebrate the strong ties between Mexico and the United States,” said U.S. Consul General Eric Cohan. He added, “I’m confident this donation will better equip the firefighters of Chihuahua as they carry out their life-saving work.”
The sister city relationship between the cities of Chihuahua and Pueblo dates back many years. In 2018, Chihuahua firefighters attended water rescue training along the Arkansas River, and in 2019 Pueblo police traveled to Chihuahua for crisis intervention training.