MCGUIRE AIR FORCE BASE - A fire truck is on its way from New Jersey to Nicaragua.
The Air National Guard at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst on Wednesday loaded the truck aboard a C-5 Galaxy cargo plane for the flight to the Central American nation.
Master Sgt. Jorge Narvaez, who also is a Princeton police officer, and retired chief Ray Wadsworth procured the truck from the Princeton Fire Department.
In 2014, Narvaez traveled to Nicaragua. While he was there, he visited the headquarters of the Benemerito Cuerpo de Bomberos – a group of volunteer firefighters located in Managua, the capital of Nicaragua.
“I saw that they were in dire need of serviceable fire trucks and equipment,” said Narvaez. “I offered to help and get them assistance in the United States. I explained to them that I couldn’t make any promises, but that I would try to do my best.”