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Nov 15, 2019

Calgary Fire Fighter’s Association Donates Truck to Corozal Fire Department

It is well documented that there is need for additional equipment and fire trucks for the National Fire Service to adequately fire fight in times of disasters. On Thursday, the Corozal branch of the department, which falls under the Ministry of Transport and National Emergency Management, was officially handed over a dated second hand fire truck. The donation was made by the Calgary Fire Fighter’s Association through the Calgary Fire Department in Alberta, Canada. Today, Fire Chief Colin Gillett told News Five that this is the first of many trucks that the government is sourcing.

 

Colin Gillett

Colin Gillett, Fire Chief

“These trucks that the Calgary Fire Department is retiring, they don’t have a lot of miles and they are serviced before we get them. So we are very thankful to them for donating this one. They have indicated that they have another ten that the government is looking at buying so that we can change out all of the older ones that we have all around the country. That one is just one. We are looking at getting another three by next year and we go from there. Across there, we got another donation from the Fire-fighters Without Borders and that one is actually in rotation right now.”

 

The newly acquired fire truck is a 2000 model E-one Superior Cyclone pumper truck with a Hale Q-Max fifteen-hundred G.P.M. side mount pump, a seven hundred and fifty gallon tank and a fifty gallon foam cell. It has seating for seven fire-fighters.


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