Programs

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Operation Nicaragua

The Whitehorse Fire Charitable Society have been working to assist the 'Bomberos' of Nicaragua to achieve fire and life saving capabilities within communities throughout Nicaragua. Whitehorse Fire Charitable Society are the Northern affiliate to  Operation Nicaragua  which is also a non-profit charitable organization run by  volunteers  from the Kamloops Fire Department and local citizens. During the civil war which ended in 1989, the Nicaraguan Fire regime was militarized and basically demolished. Nicaragua is a monetarily poor country but rich in culture, spirit and beautiful people. The objective behind providing equipment that Nicaragua couldn't otherwise afford at this time is to give the people a boost until the country can be more self sufficient. There are no lack of Nicaraguan volunteer fire fighters that are filled with passion, desire and integrity to serve their citizens but only equipment. Through our program we are working to provide equipment that is deemed obsolete here in Canada which will provide life saving opportunities for the Bomberos of Nicaragua. It is roughly estimated that each truck costs about $4000 to $5000 to repair and deliver to Nicaragua. Whitehorse Fire Fighters have played an integral role in acquiring 12 of the many trucks sent down to date. This has been done through personal donations and fundraising and is 100% non-profit. Our objective at this time is to be involved with 7 more trucks to be delivered. Four trucks are presently in transit.

The Whitehorse Fire Charitable Society have been working to assist the 'Bomberos' of Nicaragua to achieve fire and life saving capabilities within communities throughout Nicaragua. Whitehorse Fire Charitable Society are the Northern affiliate to Operation Nicaragua which is also a non-profit charitable organization run by volunteers from the Kamloops Fire Department and local citizens. During the civil war which ended in 1989, the Nicaraguan Fire regime was militarized and basically demolished. Nicaragua is a monetarily poor country but rich in culture, spirit and beautiful people. The objective behind providing equipment that Nicaragua couldn't otherwise afford at this time is to give the people a boost until the country can be more self sufficient. There are no lack of Nicaraguan volunteer fire fighters that are filled with passion, desire and integrity to serve their citizens but only equipment. Through our program we are working to provide equipment that is deemed obsolete here in Canada which will provide life saving opportunities for the Bomberos of Nicaragua. It is roughly estimated that each truck costs about $4000 to $5000 to repair and deliver to Nicaragua. Whitehorse Fire Fighters have played an integral role in acquiring 12 of the many trucks sent down to date. This has been done through personal donations and fundraising and is 100% non-profit. Our objective at this time is to be involved with 7 more trucks to be delivered. Four trucks are presently in transit.

 
 

It's In our nature to care..

We don't do charitable work because we have to, we do it because we care about people.  Its the same reason we became firefighters in the first place - to better our community, make it stronger, healthier, safer.  Many of us will go our entire careers without ever pulling a child from a burning building.  But our charitable society guaruntees we will all have a chance to better a child's life. And, for us, that's what its all about