The Colorado Springs (CO) Fire Department (CSFD) is donating a 75-foot aerial to its sister city in Nuevo Casas Grandes, Mexico, reports krdo.com.
The apparatus went out of commission when CSFD got a new aerial truck about a year ago, but it still works and it will give Nuevo Casas Grandes a new vantage point when fighting fires.
This marks the 10th donation from CSFD to the department in Nuevo Casas Grandes, but the first aerial truck it’s ever donated. Crews from Nuevo Casas Grandes arrived in Colorado Springs on Wednesday night and are training on the truck at CSFD Station 1 before driving it down to Mexico.
Colorado Springs and Nuevo Casas Grandes have been sister cities since 1996. In 2019, firefighters from Nuevos Casas Grandes joined CSFD for a high-angle training session in North Cheyenne Cañon.