PHOTOS: Costa Rica Fire Department celebrates its 150th anniversary
The Costa Rican Fire Department celebrated on Sunday its 150th anniversary with an event at the Plaza de la Cultura in downtown San José.
Activities included a concert with the Costa Rican firefighters band, a performance by the New York City Fire Department Pipes and Drums, dance choreography from a group of firefighters and a giant cake to share with visitors.
The first two fire trucks used in Costa Rica also were on display.
“Being a firefighter is a passion,”said 10-year veteran Byron Morales from the Estación Central de Bomberos. “It’s something I always wanted to do.”
Ana Elena Warren, a volunteer firefighter from the Tibas Fire Station, said, “I come from a family of firefighters: Both my dad and my brother are firefighters, and I decided to become one, too.”
You may be interested
Costa Rica recognizes Juan Guaidó as President of Venezuela; Maduro severs ties with US, expels diplomatsAlexander Villegas and AFP - January 23, 2019
Costa Rica recognized Juan Guaidó as the president of Venezuela. Guaidó, the head of Venezuela’s national assembly, declared himself acting…
Uber: Proposed law a start, but ‘far from a proposal that encourages innovation’Alejandro Zúñiga - January 23, 2019
Uber on Wednesday issued a press release criticizing the Costa Rican government's proposed law that would formally legalize ride-sharing platforms…
Costa Rica proposes law to legalize (and tax) ride-hailing app UberAlejandro Zúñiga - January 23, 2019
Uber’s questionable legal standing in Costa Rica may soon reach a resolution. The country’s Executive Branch on Tuesday proposed a…