Happy civil protection directors and mayors from Naco and Cananea, Sonora, recently drove back across the border with trucks loaded with firefighting gear that has passed the expiration date and cannot be used here in the U.S.
“Just because the gear has expired doesn’t mean it’s not safe to use,” said Mayor David Smith. “And, some of the tanks are still within the service date.”
He welcomed sister city mayors Andrea Ramos, from Naco, and Cananea Mayor Edwardo Quiroga last week as Bisbee firefighters began moving the breathing apparatus (SCBA) with harnesses and spare tanks into the back of trucks. Ramos was very appreciative of the donation as her city’s volunteer firefighters have little in the way of firefighting equipment.