Chile’s 100 percent volunteer firefighter force, the "Bomberos", is a unique group of men and women, who go about their normal lives until the siren sounds. They drop whatever they’re doing — working, studying, resting, having fun — and report to their station.
The funds are never enough and this means that the Bomberos are constantly campaigning with fundraising events, bingos, parties and raffles. Volunteers are frequently asking for donations at stoplights, supermarkets, events, highways or door to door.
The COVID pandemic has made fundraising even more challenging during 2020 and 2021 due to the absence of tourists and the local restrictions in the southern town of Pucon.
This campaign is designed to help our "chicos buenos" continue serving our communities and saving lives.
The money raised through this campaign will be used to purchase new equipment; invest in training, pay for gas, and all things that would normally be paid for, and bought by the city, things that are taken for granted in other countries in the world...