Holbox, Q.R. — The island of Holbox has received its first ever fire truck. The island is still in the process of constructing a fire station to house the truck, however, the station is nearing completion.
During a working tour of the municipality of Lázaro Cárdenas Thursday, Governor Mara Lezama met the most heartfelt demands of the residence with the delivery of patrol units and trucks for the towns of Kantunilkín and Holbox.
Lezama says their delivery provides confidence and security to the inhabitants who for years, were abandoned by previous governments. On Thursday, Governor Lezama delivered four patrol cars, two vehicles for municipal public services, a dump truck and the fire truck.
The patrols are added to the New Citizen Security Model and the Peace Building Strategy, which have been launched in the state.
“We are a different government, but not just by word of mouth. Today we come to fulfill a promise, a mandate that the people have given us,” said the Governor when delivering the vehicle fleet and emphasizing that each of the commitments with the citizens of Holbox are being met.
During the delivery, the island of Holbox received a 2017 Ford firetruck with a capacity of 3,500 liters. Lezama said it was one of two trucks received as donations for a combined value of 4.3 million pesos.
On social media, Lezama posted “In this government we keep our word and do justice to our commitment to the residents of Holbox, delivering the first firetruck in the history of Holbox in response to citizen demand!”
Lezama also said that the Holbox fire station is still being built. She said the station is being constructed in the central park. Once finished, Lezama said the fire station will strengthen the capacity to deal with the various scourges in this paradise, adding “Lázaro Cárdenas is a beautiful but deeply forgotten municipality.”
In November of 2022, shortly after a devastating fire that destroyed two hotels and damaged one restaurant, Lezama announced that the island of Holbox would have its own fire station.