In 2015, Mark Bone, a film maker, visited the Dominican Republic to support a close friend who had been hurt in an accident. Mark met Reynaldo Ortiz who, with limited government funded emergency response available, leads an independent team of 20 volunteers who’s only goal is to save more lives in the popular vacation destination of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. This passionate group of paramedics have banded together, working tirelessly through the night to save more lives in response to the countless car accidents that occur, that tourists rarely hear about. All of their equipment is donated and second-hand. Their main ambulance is currently an old propane powered catering van.
Dominican Republic is ranked as one of the most dangerous countries to drive in the entire world, they are often in the top 3 countries in deaths-per-capita in road related fatalities. Mark saw a critical need for training and equipment allowing them to save more lives. He saw an opportunity to tell their story through a short documentary highlighting the desperate need of this exceptional team as they respond to over 250 vehicle crashes every month. He also reached out to Firefighters Without Borders who eagerly agreed to support the team donating medical and vehicle extrication equipment as well as coordinating our volunteer team to travel to the Dominican Republic and provide training for Rescate Ambar. Support this incredible organization with your donation today. Every dollar goes directly to support this incredible team, providing equipment and training to save more lives.
Learn more and watch the film at: https://www.rescatethefilm.com