#StayAheadofTheFlames: The Fire Brigade in Mexico Taking No Chances this Season SEARCH NEWS

Firefighters tackling a blaze in the pine forests of Sierra Gorda ©GESG

The fire prevention efforts come after GESG rangers had to fight a blaze in April 2020, with squads deployed to the reserve. Image credit: GESG.

A newly-released video from our Mexican partner, Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda (GESG), features Salvador Sarabia, Chief Forester and Arturo Martinez, Head of the GESG’s fire brigade, hard at work.

Funded by World Land Trust supporters, the duo is seen tackling forest fires within the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve. Salvador coordinates ten locals from the Valle Verde community to ensure adequate planning and prevention is in place.

After successfully tackling flames earlier this year, the group have been clearing dry vegetation, managing trails and installing fire breaks to keep the reserve ahead of the flames.

See them in action here:

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