Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Guatemalan Firefighters Will Get Gear They Need

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Guatemalan Firefighters Will Get Gear They Need

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WALDWICK -- One firefighter's used turnout gear is another's new lifesaving equipment -- and given that, borough officials plan to donate the gear to firefighters in Guatemala.

At the April 26 Borough Council meeting, Mayor Thomas Giordano, president of the Waldwick Volunteer Fire Department, announced that the council had been approached by Fire Chief Andrew Agugliaro to authorize the donation of used Fire Department turnout gear to the organization REDS (Rescue, Extrication, Delivery Specialists) of Garner, N.C.

The organization is a "technical rescue operations team" that provides training in rescue response protocol. Among the organizations it has trained are the Unidad Humanitaria de Rescate and the Bomberos de Guatemala, both in Guatemala. …

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