Gebocyl is the "Grupo de Especialistas Bomberos de Castilla y Leon". It is a Spanish professional firefighter's organization on 24-hour stand-by to help with rescue missions around the world. The group was established in 2003, and by 2005 numbered over 150 professionals.[1]

BackgroundEdit

They made headlines when they were sent on January 13, 2010 to Haiti as part of the rescue mission after the 2010 Haiti earthquake. They rescued toddler Redjeson Hausteen Claude from the rubble and reunited him with his family on January 15, 2010.[2] In 2019, the child visited Castilla y León, the community from which the firefighters were from.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "El Grupo Especialista de Bomberos reforzará las labores de emergencia". ABC (in Spanish). 18 August 2005. Retrieved 27 November 2020.
  2. ^ Keeley, Graham (January 15, 2010). "Haitian toddler Redjeson Hausteen Claude plucked from the rubble". The Times & The Sunday Times. Archived from the original on June 4, 2011. Retrieved 27 November 2020.
  3. ^ SPC (16 March 2019). "Reencuentro con sus "héroes"". El Día de Valladolid (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 November 2020.