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Tour bus catches fire in restaurant parking on Ruta 32

On Saturday morning, a tour bus caught fire while parked outside a restaurant on the Ruta 32 (San Jose - Limon), near the Rio Frio de Saripiqui crossing. None of the passengers was injured since they are all inside the restaurant having breakfast. According to Edgar...

Father and Son Perish In Home Garage Fire

It took some time for the Bomberos (Fire Department) to control a fire started in a home garage in Coronado, where a father and son working on their vehicle died when a gas tank exploded. The incident took place Sunday afternoon in Dulce Nombre de...

Cruz Roja and Bomberos Concerned About Fuel Shortage At The Pumps

As drivers around the Greater Metropolitan Area of San Jose (GAM) lines up for blocks to fill their gas tanks on Monday, fearing a shortage at the pumps as the national strikes continued without end, the same concern was shared at the Cruz Roja...

Nicaragua Declines Costa Rica’s Help In Combatting Forest Fires

Nicaragua declined Costa Rica's the offer to provide support in the forest fires that is affecting the country. According to a statement from Bomberos de Costa Rica (Costa Rica fire department) published on his Facebook page, the Deputy Minister of the Interior of Nicaragua, Luis...

Fire Trucks Stoned While Trying To Put Of Fire During “Burning Of Judas”

It will cost the Cuerpo de Bomberos (Fire Department) more than ¢1 million colones to repair the two units that were stoned Saturday night while putting out the fire of the burning of two effigies during the "quema de Judas" - burning of Judas. Héctor...

Firefighters Prevent Barrio From Burning To Ashes

A fire that broke out in the center of the barrio in Villa Paola de San Francisco de Heredia, had firefighters (bomberos) scrambling to prevent the flames from burning the entire low-income neighborhood to ashes. The bomberos combatted the fire from all sides using two...

Bomberos (Fire Fighters) on Motorcycles

Battling traffic on the roads is frustrating. For emergency vehicles, it can be life-threatening. Now four new, fully equipped BMW Firexpress motorcycles will cut through traffic jams and respond to fires faster, getting a start on putting it out while waiting for the big...

Bomberos Attend Fires On Motorbikes

There was an emergency. There was despair. There was a house on fire. The owners called 9-1-1 for help. But instead of the sirens of the big fire trucks, the first responders were riding two specially equipped motorcycles now part of the Cuerpo de...

Bomberos Race Raises Funds For Homeless Family

Some three thousand people attended this Sunday to a colorful race organized by the Bomberos de Costa Rica, the Fire Department. The activity took place at the Estadio Nacional (National Stadium), and included a race from around the Sabana Park through the main road to...

Bomberos Ambulance Negotiating Downtown San Jose Traffic & People

Had it turned out to be a real emergency, the ambulance took 5 minutes to travel less than two blocks, first a Calle (Road) congested and second an Avenida (Avenue) with people that appeared upset that a vehicle was intruding on their pedestrian walkway. Photos...

“Bomberos” Celebrate Their 150th Birthday

(qCOSTARICA) By Michael Miller in San Jose - There is always something happening in the Plaza de la Cultura.  This is the most popular gathering place in Downtown San José, Costa Rica, next to the venerable National Theater. And this weekend was no exception.  This...

Lack of Sufficient Fire Hydrants Is Cause of Concern For Bomberos (Fire Deparment)

QCOSTARICA - Still missing are some 2.900 of the 12.000 minimum fire hydrants required the Cuerpo de Bomberos (Fire Department) to properly provide security in the event of an emergency. The minimum number is an estimate made in 2008, when the Fire Hydrant Law (Ley...

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