'CENTAM SMOKE enabled us to ignite the engine of response with those who were strangers on Monday to becoming lifesaving trusted partners today,' Caulder said.
'We are humbled by the 1,200 partner nation firefighting professionals who have trained over the years at CENTAM SMOKE, and prepared themselves to not run away from danger, but to run into danger.
Building on the CENTAM
COI success, we have also established a counter-T3N cross-directorate team at the command's headquarters in Doral, Florida.
Pineda said that in the light of increasing pressure by markets forces and continuing harshness by Mother Nature's violent turns of droughts and hurricanes by El Nino and La Nina, it was all the more important for the CentAm group to work together and speak with one voice.
Analysts have described the CentAm move as "very realistic." The strategy is to have their coffees hedged against a special contract, as was the original idea when the CSCE first launched the "C" contract years back as the "Central American" contract, given the significance of Central American coffee's market share in the U.S.