Jonas Aguiar of the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District will be blogging during his trip to Mexico as a part of the Rotary Group Study Exchange. Some local Rotarian’s may recall the four firefighters from Monterey, Mexico that came to visit as a part of this exchange. This is just a small example of the kinds of things that Rotary is involved with promoting good will internationally. Here is the full press release:
San Ramon Valley Firefighter, Jonas Aguiar, will travel to Mexico for the month of April as part of the Rotary’s Group Study Exchange program and will blog about his experience on the District’s website, www.firedepartment.org.
The Group Study Exchange program, sponsored by the Rotary Foundation, is a cultural and vocational exchange for young professionals. The program provides grants for recipients to travel to foreign countries and learn about the host nation’s government, the local way of life and most importantly, allows the team members to observe and learn from members of their own vocation.
“I feel honored to have been selected to participate in the Rotary’s Exchange program,” said Jonas. “I’m looking forward to learning from the firefighters in Mexico and sharing my experiences with our community, though my blog on firedepartment.org.”
Follow Jonas on his adventure and see how firefighters in Mexico provide protection and emergency medical services to their community. Track Jonas as he explores the culture, interacts with his host family and presents best practices learned as a San Ramon Valley Firefighter and paramedic.
“Jonas’s blog will be the first of many blogs hosted on firedepartment.org,” said Fire Chief Richard Price. “In the future the newly launched blog.firedepartment.org will allow community members to follow San Ramon Valley Firefighters who are deployed as part of strike teams during fire season or when District personnel are called into action to provide disaster aid around the world.”
San Ramon Valley Fire would like to congratulate Jonas on his selection and encourage all to read about his experiences at http://blog.firedepartment.org/jonas/.