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MEDIA ADVISORY: US EPA and Northern Command to Provide Emergency Response Equipment to Nogales, Agua Prieta

Release Date: 11/06/2012
Contact Information: Rusty Harris-Bishop, harris-bishop.rusty@epa.gov, 415.972.3140

The equipment provided to the Agua Prieta and Nogales Fire Departments include protective suits, self-contained breathing masks, chemical testing kits, and tools necessary to respond to hazardous material spills.


Who: Mayor of Nogales
U.S. EPA Pacific Southwest Region
US Northern Command
US Consulate Nogales
Mexican Consulate Nogales
Cochise County Emergency Management
State of Sonora Emergency Management
Mexico Federal Environmental Enforcement Agency (PROFEPA)
Fire Department Nogales, Mexico
Fire Department Agua Prieta, Mexico


What: Presentation Ceremony
Equipment showcase and display


When: November 7 2012, 9:00-11:30 a.m.


Where: Fiesta Inn, Nogales, Sonora, 3 Parque Industrial Nuevo Nogales, Nogales, Sonora, Mexico


What: 9:00 -10:30 a.m. – Presentation Ceremony, Remarks from Officials
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. – Media Availability, Photo Opportunity for Equipment Showcase


Visuals: Officials from federal (US and Mexico) and local governmental agencies
Emergency response equipment provided to Fire Departments of Nogales and Agua Prieta



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