Cinco de Mayo, May 4-6, in Portland's Waterfront Park will be the scene of Pearl Rotary's fundraising effort to support the Bomberos Project for delivery of surplus firefighting equipment to the Guadalajara, Mexico metro area. The fundraising decision was one of several made by the Pearl Rotary Board at its April 12 meeting.
Pearl Rotary members will be asked to participate with City of Portland firefighters at their exhibit in the Waterfront Park Cinco de Mayo Festival to seek donations for the Bomberos project. This project is a joint venture of the Portland Fire Bureau, Pearl Rotary and public sector and Rotary Club counterparts in the Guadalajara area.( for more info on Bomberos, see additional story elsewhere in the Bulletin ).
EMT's from the Portland Fire Bureau will manage a first aid station at the Festival, and will exhibit a surplus fire truck that will be made available to firefighters in the Guadalajara area. Donations received at Cinco de Maya will go to outfit the fire truck with a variety of firefighting equipment for communities in the Guadalajara region that are currently without adequate fire suppression capability.
Other action by the Board on April 12 included: