Aside from appointing their newest fire chief, the Tumwater City Council approved the donation of fire equipment to Peru during its regular city council meeting on Tuesday, June 20.
The fire department had recently taken an inventory to identify items available for donations. These are either outdated or surplus and no longer hold value to the city. Items include:
In addition, the Fire Department had checked and cleaned all the items that were being donated and the city will not have to pay anything for its shipment.
The donation was initiated by the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters (WSCFF) which established a relationship with the Peruvian Government and the Consulate of Peru in Seattle. The move was also approved by then-acting Fire Chief, Brian Hurley who is also an active member of the WSCFF.
During the Tumwater City Council committee reports, Councilmember Leatta Dahlhoff shared that “this is a great example of partnership and collaboration.”
Currently, the WSCFF is also collecting items that will be donated in the following months.