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Saturday, February 9, 2008

Lions Club Continues San Felipe Commitment

Photo by Robin Waters-Article by Kathy Preppernau

Lions Club of San Felipe President, Gary Dilley and board member, Rafael Navarro, presented a donation of much needed equipment to the San Felipe Fire Department on Saturday, January 5th at the local fire station. The donation from the Yuma, Arizona Fire Department filled the back of Gary’s vehicle and included fire fighting clothes and helmets, emergency beds (folding cots), stretchers, an emergency defibulator and other EMT equipment. Receiving the donation were acting Fire Chief, Martin Cambar, who has been with the department for 20 years, and fire fighters Francisco Rios, 7 years with the department and Christian Jesus Camacho Lion, who has been with the department for 5 years.

The Lions Club would like to thank a Friend of the Lions, Dr Wayne Chiavacci from Yuma, for his efforts in getting the equipment donated and to Daniel Padilla from the Yuma Fire Department and Fire Chief, Jack Mc Arthur, for helping to facilitate the move to San Felipe. They all will continue to help us locate donations from other fire departments as well.

The Club is actively looking for 2 fire trucks for this area: one for the local department and one for the South Camps. We are hoping for news from Phoenix, AZ soon. They may have 1 truck for us.