City Times Staff
Park Ridge Firefighter Chris Villareal hauls six turnouts from the department’s locker on Saturday, Nov. 7- a gift to visiting fire officials from Nicaragua.
Villareal, along with Fire Chief Brian Lepper and Village Board member Trish Baker, greeted foreign firefighters as part of festivities for the 50th anniversary of the Wisconsin-Nicaraguan Partners. The Stevens Point-based organization provides various forms of assistance and goodwill to the nation, and will soon coordinate a shipment of used firetrucks oversees.
WNP also held a formal dinner in recognition of the 50th anniversary, which was held at Springville Sports Pub in Plover. More than 400 were in attendance.