Long time Rotarian, a retired Fire Chief from North Naples Jim Jones, has been working with Citrus County to receive a surplus fire truck for an International Rotary project. We have received the truck and now the real work begins.
Dwigh Poage President of the Rotary Club in Panajachel, Guatemala is excited and will take possession of the 1991 fire engine for presentation to the city of Los Encuentros or Chupol when it all comes together. Both cities are located on the busy Pan American Highway and their Fire Departments have to cover large areas with little or no equipment and neither of these locations have a Fire Truck!
The truck is in excellent condition but is lacking equipment; outfitting the truck and getting surplus bunker gear is the next step: anyone wishing to help locate equipment for this project please contacts Jim Jones 352-634-5308.
PDG Roger Proffer is coordinating the transfer of the paperwork with customs here and in Guatemala. This is another great Rotary project that will make a huge difference to a remote city way south of the boarder.
Pictures of project after it come out of customs:
Rotarian Jim Jones and his son Zak on second trip to Guatemala to teach firefighting tactics.