Heffernan $315K donation enhances Calexico fire services

Calexico Fire Department Chief Pete Mercado describes some of the $119,000 in equipment the department recently received from the Heffernan Memorial Healthcare District to further promote public health and safety in Calexico. District board members Rodolfo Valdez and Gloria Romo joined their colleagues on the board on Tuesday at CFD Station 1 to announce the district's donation to the Fire Department. JULIO MORALES PHOTO

CALEXICO — A shared concern for the safety and well-being of the city’s residents and visitors recently prompted the Heffernan Memorial Healthcare District to donate about $315,000 in purchased equipment to the Calexico Fire Department.

The donated equipment includes 32 sets of personal safety gear for firefighters, four state-of-the-art heart monitors/defibrillators and 15 sets of breathing apparatus, all of which will replace equipment that has nearly become outdated.

Staff Writer Julio Morales can be reached at jmorales@ivpressonline.com or 760-337-3415.

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