City of Naperville (IL) to Donate Fire Apparatus to Cancun

The City of Naperville’s City Council voted unanimously in favor of donating a retired Fire Department ladder truck to the City of Cancún, México. The donation comes after officials from the resort city approached the Naperville Fire Department.

The ladder truck, designated 321T, is a 23-year-old vehicle that was retired from service in Naperville in 2012. Since that time, the City had attempted and failed to sell the vehicle through brokerage and auction services. At the same time, Cancún officials approached the City requesting a donation of the truck for use in the city’s Hotel Zone, which is populated with high-rise hotels.

“The overall value of donating this vehicle to a country that could use it immediately to keep citizens and tourists safe far outweighs any small monetary receipt,” Naperville Fire Chief Mark Puknaitis said. “This decision also aligns with the goals and efforts of our Sister Cities delegation and will carry on the City of Naperville’s legacy of assisting others in need.”

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