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New Jersey people donate to improve fire service in Boca Chica

Ralph Eusebio, a Hoboken, New Jersey, USA city firefighter for 14 years, and his friend and local businessman Joe Branco collected and donated over a US$1 million worth of supplies and equipment to the Boca Chica fire station. The donation followed after Eusebio and Branco went on vacation to Boca Chica in 2012 to visit Eusebio’s father who had retired to the town and become a volunteer firefighter.

During the trip they noticed how the local firefighters were working without basic equipment. Eusebio realized that in Hoboken they had lots of the needed stuff lying around and figured he could ask his fellow firefighters at other departments for donations of equipment they were no longer using. Equipment would be gathered from Hoboken, Jersey City, North Hudson and Staten Island and stored in Branco’s garage.

A fundraiser was organized through the Hoboken Rotary and Jersey City Rotary to help get a 20-foot shipping container filled with the collected equipment sent over.

In recognition and gratitude, the mayor of Boca Chica named 18 July 2017, the day the donation arrived as Hoboken Firefighter Day in Boca Chica.

Source: DR1, http://hudsonreporter.com

Sep 26, 2017

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