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NEWS RELEASE 12/20/12: Benefit Concert to Help Local First Responders Travel & Teach in Peru

On Saturday, December 22nd, local artists will be performing at a concert to raise money for a local non-profit group, Global Mission Readiness (GMR). The mission of GMR is to travel to developing countries and teach first responders in a variety of subjects including Emergency Medical Service, high angle rope rescue, swift water rescue, Urban Search & Rescue, and auto extrication. As a non-profit organization, GMR relies solely on donations and fund raisers.  The money raised at this weekend's concert will go towards travel costs and equipment procurement.

This April a Global Mission Readiness team consisting of off duty Portland Firefighters, Police Officers and other local first responders will be traveling to Lima, Peru.  The team will be teaching members of the Peruvian National Police (PNP) Rescue (Rescate) team, which is tasked with responding throughout the country of Peru for a variety of emergencies including earthquakes, mine collapse, terrorist events, and other disasters.  The April training will consist of Emergency Medical Services, Tactical Combat Casualty Care, Hazardous Materials Awareness, Defensive Tactics and Patrol Tactics.

Concert Information-

Date-December 22, 2012

Location-Biddy McGraw's (6000 NE Glisan)

Time-8:30 pm

Performers- "Michael Meanwhile" and "Supervisor"

Contact info, for media use only:
Portland Firefighter Ed Resch at (503) 702-5880