Granada’s Volunteer Firefighters, the Benemerito Cuerpo de Bomberos, have a new fire truck.
A used, 1986 fire truck donated to Granada’s firefighters by their counterparts in White Horse, Yukon, Canada, is sitting in Nicaraguan customs warehouse in Puerto Corinto, waiting for someone to pay the $500 administrative fee get the truck out and bring it to Granada.
Since Granada’s fire department is a cash-strapped, volunteer operation, they don’t have the budget to pay customs for their truck. So they are asking residents of Granada for help.
One hundred dollars has already been pledged, but firefighters are still trying to raise the additional $400.
Any readers of The Nicaragua Dispatch interested in helping firefighters improve the safety of our fair city of Granada, please contact Keith Knight at (505) 8871-1367, or email email@example.com.