A fire truck’s long journey to a second life

When a group of volunteer firefighters in Managua, Nicaragua, needed a new fire truck, Master Sgt. Jorge Narvaez with the New Jersey Air National Guard stepped in to help. Narvaez, a Nicaraguan native who emigrated to the U.S. in 1981, spearheaded a plan to ship a 1982 Mack 1250 GPM pumper truck being retired by the Princeton, NJ, fire department (along with other vitally-needed firefighting gear) some 3,700 miles to Nicaragua – with the timely help of his fellow airmen and a huge U.S. Air Force C-5 Galaxy transport plane. (All photos courtesy of the Department of Defense)

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