City Councilor Cynthia D. Borrego and Albuquerque Fire Rescue Hand Deliver PPE Kits to District 5 Businesses

Local small businesses will receive these Personal Protection Kits.

December 22, 2020

Today, District 5 City Councilor Cynthia D. Borrego and Albuquerque Fire Rescue under the leadership of Captain Martin Salazar are hand delivering over 300 boxes of PPE equipment to local businesses located in District 5. 

“When I learned that the only distribution site for personal protection kits on the westside is located at Central and Coors, miles away from the Northwest mesa and south of the freeway, I wanted to ensure more westside businesses in my District benefited from appropriated City funding for essential sanitary supplies,” said Councilor Borrego “We are happy to help local business during this difficult time.”

Councilor Borrego and AFR Distribute PPE

Relying on a trusted relationship with AFR and their extensive public service and safety experience Councilor Borrego and Captain Martin Salazar coordinated a PPE distribution plan with AFR to address District 5 business needs.  The kits are large and AFR’s massive truck and SUV capabilities enable seamless pick-up and delivery.  Albuquerque Fire Rescue is storing the 1ft. by 1ft. packages at Fire Station 18 at 6200 Taylor Ranch Rd. NW in the Taylor Ranch neighborhood.  Councilor Borrego and a team of volunteers will join the ground level distribution effort today at 10:00a.m.

“Albuquerque Fire Rescue supports local businesses in Albuquerque and wants to help to make sure the businesses of Albuquerque have PPE and are safe.” enthused Captain Salazar.  

Funding for the PPE was approved in two bills this summer by Albuquerque City Council.  Councilor Cynthia Borrego sponsored a Floor Amendment to O-20-24 F/S Requiring Employers  Provide And Require Face Masks For Employees; Requiring Notice That Employees, Customers And Third Parties Must Wear Face Masks (Benton, Sena, Borrego) to provide $1,000,000 for the purchase of personal protection and other required Covid-19 screening equipment to small local businesses with 50 employees or less, and their employees. R-20-64 sponsored by City Councilor Klarissa Peña and approved by Albuquerque City Council additionally appropriated $125,000 to provide PPE to local small businesses.