Civil Protection Parade
Smile, You Are in San Miguel
By Karen Ocampo
In the early morning of September 18, children of San Miguel de Allende dressed as firemen, nurses, transit agents, and others to honor all the people working in Protección Civil on its 29th anniversary. Following the 1985 earthquake in Mexico City, Mexico launched this organization that promotes the security of every citizen. “And we’re celebrating with a parade of schools affiliated with the ministry of Social development (eight preschool and nine daycare centers), and we will do a simulated drill in 110 properties at 10:30am with 25,000 people participating,” said Óscar Rodríguez, Workshop Coordinator of Protección Civil.
This event aims to raise awareness among people about their safety and the security measures. Rodriguez remembers the national tragedy at the ABC Nursery in Sonora and talks about it because he believes it is important to demonstrate to parents that schools are devoting great attention to ensure securtity for each of their children, and also they want to highlight to authorities that schools want to inculcate a culture of prevention rather than a reactive one.