The Japanese Government and Firefighters Association on Monday donated 10 vehicles to Peru’s volunteer firemen in order to enhance their operational capacity and emergency response.
The generous contribution consisted of four small fire pumpers, four ambulances, one tank truck, and one command SUV. These will be distributed among fire stations in Lima and Madre de Dios regions.
The donation was made possible by the Office of Support to the Spouse of the President of Peru, run by President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's wife Nancy Lange
"Firefighters in Lima and Callao address between 60,000 and 70,000 emergencies per year; that is, nearly 5,000 emergencies every month. This shows the relevance and sacrifice of their work," Mrs. Lange pointed out.
Speaking on behalf of Japan, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Iwao Hori stressed Peru and his country's long-standing friendship.
"I am very glad that Japan has been able to respond to this request by Peru. The donation
of firefighter vehicles to Peru began in the 1980s and adds up to 300 units donated to date," Mr. Hori affirmed.
The delivery of the donation took place at Cosmopolita Volunteer Fire Station No. 11 in Lima's San Borja district.
The event also saw the presence of Akimitsu Furumoto, International Division Director at Japan Firefighters Association; and Andres Angeles, General Commander of the Peruvian General Volunteer Firefighters Department (CGBVP).