I have been quite busy lately, thus no new posts. I am trying to catch up here in San Clemente Ecuador.
I have been working with my fire department back in the US to send some bunker gear down here where it is much needed. My department recently received new bunker gear, so the gear they will be sending is in pretty good condition still. The term “bunker gear” is used for the fire retardant clothing fire fighters wear. It is very protective, but very heavy and bulky.
The fire department down here does not have much, so anything will be a big help.
My department had a newspaper article soliciting help and had a booth set up at the local fair.
Please look at the above article. It was nice to see how well it was written up and hopefully enough funds will be generated to ship the gear from Nederland Colorado to San Clemente Ecuador.
Here is the display set up at the Gilpin County Fair in Colorado. Many people thought this was a memorial for me, and asked “what happened to Hitchcock?” Many people got a laugh out of that when it was explained what it was all about.
So, if all goes well, there will be 5 new sets of bunker gear and some hose for the fire truck.
Thanks so much to the fire departments back home helping out with an international lending hand!!
Figuring it out… 1 donation at a time.