Equipment Donation for Firefighters

Ambassador Brian A. Nichols, accompanied by Peru’s First Lady Nancy Lange and the Director of Operations for the Volunteer Firefighter Corps of Peru, Brigadier Fernando Campos, presented 30 firefighting suits and 30 pairs of boots valued at approximately $45,000 to the volunteer firefighters of El Callao, Chosica, and Santa Anita.

The U.S. Southern Command Humanitarian Assistance Program (HAP) funded this donation.  Since 2006, HAP has invested more than $43 million in Peru, including the construction of Regional Emergency Operation Centers (COERs) in 13 regions of Peru, as well as equipment and training, as well as a donation of three Mobile Emergency Response Centers (MERCs), to strengthen the country’s ability to provide government services and humanitarian assistance to vulnerable populations.