City of Mount Dora council member John Tucker presented a gift from Escuinitia, Guatemala to Fire Chief Timmons Griner at a council meeting on July 2.
Escuinitia officials sent a painting to council member Tucker as a way of saying thank you for his efforts to help after the eruption of Volcano Feugo in June 2018. Mr. Tucker worked diligently with the Mount Dora Fire Department to secure old bunker gear that was no longer in use.
The gear was shipped to Guatemala to help protect firefighters in Escuinitia. 19 coats and 16 pairs of bunker pants were shipped off.
The painting will be hung at the Mount Dora Fire Station to show support and thanks for and from Guatemala.