Two decommissioned fire engines from the County of Grande Prairie will be sent to Honduras and Mexico, reports Grande Prairie Daily Herald Tribune.
County Council voted in November to donate the trucks. The two fire engines, both 23-year-old units, had been in storage and because they no longer meet Canadian standards. Despite being in good working condition, the trucks have no service value to the county’s regional fire service.
The vehicles — fire trucks and ambulances — are being trucked down to Fort Lauderdale where they are loaded onto a ship and transported to Honduras.
All the costs for shipping the two decommissioned fire engines will be covered by donations to Rotary. The County of Grande Prairie will not incur any expenses for the transportation.