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Caye Caulker Receives Fire Truck

Caye Caulker Village was donated a fire truck which will be stationed in the northern part of the island. It was delivered in a U.S. Airforce C-17 and this is the first of two American military flights scheduled to transport emergency response vehicles to Belize this month.  This donation was spearheaded by the late James York III and the Beechwold Christian Church from Ohio, Columbus.  The transportation of the fire truck to the island was facilitated by the Denton Humanitarian Assistance Program. This program enables U.S.-based non-governmental organizations to transport humanitarian goods and cargo cost-free on U.S. military carriers to countries in need.  The U.S. Embassy’s Chargé d’Affaires, Leyla Moses-Ones says this firetruck will increase the Fire Department’s emergency readiness, benefitting the people of Caye Caulker.  Since the launch of the Denton Humanitarian Assistance Program in 1987, the U.S. government has delivered many humanitarian aids, including the transportation of firetrucks, ambulances, and medical equipment and supplies to Belize.