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Wis Firefighters Donate Fire Gear to Nicaragua

Hoses, nozzles and firefighter PPE are some of the items heading south via a partnership between the Wisconsin and Nicaragua


The Wausau and Antigo Fire Departments recently donated equipment to the Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners of the Americas, Inc. to be reused in the Central American country.

Amy Wiza told NewsChannel 7 it’s “wonderful” equipment that’s still in good working condition, but can no longer be used by the fire departments will help to improve the lives and well being of people who live there.

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A Facebook post from the Wausau Fire Department said the contribution included hoses, nozzles, Haz-Mat coveralls, and rubber boots.

Wiza said Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners of the Americas, Inc coordinates the shipping for the items to be sent to the country. Adding the organization has good cooperation with the U.S. Air Force and Department of Defense.

Wiza stressed if you or your business has items or equipment that’s in good condition, but may otherwise end up in the trash consider donating them to Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners to be reused.

Read the full story here.

Image: Amy Wiza

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