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Odile: The night of the white t-shirts

Book Review

The author connects with his audience in the very first page. He describes himself as being vulnerable and human. At the same time, he projects the courage and bravery that are necessary to face the risky situations that are typical of a firefighter.

The question of what am I doing here repeats itself over and over again during times of stress. This book invites us to learn about how to avoid risky situations and how to act in the midst of dangerous weather. At the same time, it encourages us to avoid accidents by abiding by the recommendations of the authorities.

The passage of Hurricane Odile undoubtedly marked a watershed moment in the history of Los Cabos. You will understand why with the vivid descriptions of before, during and after this meteorlogical phenomenon.

About the Author

Juan Antonio Carbajal Figueroa

A trial lawyer by profession, Comandante Carbajal first arrived in La Paz with his parents in 1976. At the age of 20, he decided to make his own way and moved to Cabo San Lucas looking for a place to fulfill his dreams.

As a child, he was inspired by his father to be a firefighter and dedicate his life to community service. In 1989, he joined the corps of volunteers and rescuers of Cabos San Lucas under the command of Commander Gildardo Payán Azcárraga. He was passionate about his training and qualifying for the fire service and took full advantage of opportunities to travel and take courses in the United States, Mexico and South America.

Over the course of his career, he has promoted the training and education of firefighters nationwide and the certification of skills for firefighters, paramedics and rescuers. He is currently president of the National Competencies Committee (CONOCER) for firefighters, rescuers and disasters.


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