Penco Fire Station in Chile Holds Grand Opening
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Penco Fire Station in Chile Holds Grand Opening

 
July 05, 2011   |   ShareThis

Sample Pic After central Chile experienced a devastating earthquake last year, the Concepción Bay and Penco regions—areas essential to The Mosaic Company’s presence in Chile—were in need of reconstruction support. Mosaic’s donation of more than $220,000 to help rebuild the Penco fire station was a commitment that enabled construction to begin. The fire station, home to the Penco Fire Department and Second Fire Station of Penco, just celebrated its grand opening at the end of June.

With many Mosaic employees, suppliers, customers and business partners in the affected region, the Penco fire station, serving 50,000 people over a 42-square-mile (107-square-kilometer) area, proved to be an opportunity for Mosaic’s support to directly impact the broader community. Firemen in Chile are non-paid volunteers, fully independent from the Chilean government and financed solely through community contributions. With Mosaic’s support, the Penco fire station is the first of 65 damaged fire stations in Chile to be rebuilt.