Today was presentation day where we delivered all six units to their new owners.
Started off with a parade through the city of Mazatlan with all the units.The police were necessary to block the intersections as we threaded our way through the streets.There were at least 50 police assigned to traffic control throughout the city.Lots of positive reaction from tourists and residents alike.Made our way to the square in front of city hall, where we staged our units for presentation.The mayor welcomed us and we conducted a short ceremony in front of each unit with the new owners.The ambulances were left with the City at this point
We were then off to a small town, La Savila, north of Mazatlan to deliver a bus to a community where the students have to walk about 6 km each way to go to school.The whole community showed up for the presentation and Felix found out that you can actually fit 105 kids into a 45 passenger bus.The kids were very happy and singing a Rotary song.
We then stopped at El Quilitie for lunch and to wash off the dust from the road to La Savila.Since we were late, we ate quickly and returned to Mazatlan to deliver the aerial ladder to the Vetranos Bomberos.They were awaiting our arrival in parade formation and we did another key presentation and then we were welcomed by the officers and everybody received T shirts.We presented them with pins, T Shirts, hats and pencils for the kids.The letter from the Langford Fire Chief was read and appreciated, and a picture from Langford was presented to the Vetranos.
Our last presentation of the trip was made to the Mazatlan Firefighters at their station, where we looked at some of the equipment they utilized.
Then a quick trip back to the hotel to get ready for supper at a great restaurant with singing and dancing entertainment.
Tomorrow is a day off.