Article from Mexican Labor News & Analysis
Published by UE International.
Date published: May, 2016
Web version: http://www.ueinternational.org/Mexico_info/mlna_articles.php?id=245#1840
Mexico has 496 fire fighting companies. Some 318 are civil associations, while 165 are municipal companies, and 13 are state-run.
Most of the fire companies use old second-hand equipment. The various companies deploy 14,251 firefighters, but one-third of them receive no wages. In Chiapas, where they are paid, firefighters receive only 100
pesos (US$5.41) per day. This is according to Benavente Duque of the National Association of Firefighters as reported in La Jornada on May 20.