Retired Fleming fire truck finds new home with 'bomberos' in Ecuador

  • Source: Auburn Citizen
  • Published: 07/10/2018 03:16 PM

A ladder truck that once belonged to the Fleming Fire Department is now aiding life-saving efforts in Ecuador. The truck was donated to firefighters in the Ecuadorian city of Machala through the Gear Up Foundation, a Westchester County-based organization that donates equipment and training to firefighters in South American countries, after Gear Up founder Vincent Forras had a chance meeting with former Fleming fire Deputy Chief Andy Campbell who was working as a state trooper in New York City. The nearly 30-year-old truck, while still in working condition, was becoming expensive and difficult to maintain and insure because of its age, Fleming Fire Department Chief Scott Kehoe said.


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