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Haworth, NJ, 1986 Pierce Arrow



1986 Pierce Arrow fire truck from Haworth, NJ







Help me ship this to Peru!  Has 20,000 miles.



Español: Catedral de Arequipa

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Chief Daniel Sheridan, of Mutual Aid Americas (www.mutual-aid.org) is helping to fully load this baby and donate it to my friends in Arequipa.  How cool is that?

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Return trip to Peru canceled!

Unfortunately I had to cancel my trip to Peru this month. I am going back to graduate school at Rutgers to get my Masters in Education for Social Studies.

Then, with a little luck, I will land a job as a secondary social studies teacher!

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Time to raise money

Arequipa (Peru), August 2007

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It looks like I’ll need to raise about $15,000 to buy a used firetruck in mint condition and ship it — fully loaded – to Arequipa, Peru.

spare fire truck, anyone?

My friends in Arequipa, Peru, are looking for a new fire truck.  They like the following one they found on Fentonfire.com.  It’s a 2002 Pierce 61′ Skyboom.


Fire truck - 2002 Pierce 61 Skyboom Quint 2250-500 Foam - Fentonfire-com

The fire equipment in Arequipa is in really bad shape. 

Practice your Spanish by reading this recent article – but essentially it says that the fire equipment in Arequipa is in really bad shape:



Old Peruvian 187 Ambulance - Arequipa Bomberos Damaged Electronic Siren - Bomberos, Arequipa

How can you help?  To donate, please contact me at steve (at) exchangestudentstories (dot) com.

Invitacion – Arequipa firefighters – anniversary

I hope I can help my friends at the Cuerpo General de Bomberos Voluntarios de Miraflores, Arequipa, Peru.  I did some legwork and found a couple organizations that might be able to help them acquire some donated equipment, everything from the small stuff to a fire truck.

They are celebrating their second anniversary as a fire station — they sent me an invitation, although I can’t make it because I don’t arrive in Arequipa until June 24.

However, I do expect to visit and meet them while I’m there.  Would anyone like to donate?  If I find a used fire truck to send to Peru, it will cost some money to ship it there.

Learn more: http://hermandadebomberos.ning.com/profiles/blog/show?id=3481697%3ABlogPost%3A444747

Invitacion - 2nd anniversary celebration of the Miraflores, Arequipa, Bomberos 187

Fire station in Arequipa, Peru, needs donations

I got an email from a friend today, Roberto Rodriguez Damiani, in Arequipa, Peru, who is the new fire chief for Station 187 in the Miraflores district.  They are in need of used equipment (less than 10 years old).

Miraflores Fire Station 187, Arequipa, Peru

I HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO HELP THEM!  But, of course, I would love to hear suggestions.  Does anyone know where to find quality, used fire equipment to send overseas?

Arequipa is the most beautiful city in Peru.  They deserve the best equipment to help people like Roberto protect the city.

Roberto Rodriguez Damiani, Arequipa, Peru, Miraflores Fire Station Chief

Roberto Rodriguez Damiani, Arequipa, Peru, Miraflores Fire Station Chief