STOCKTON (CBS13) – Three fire trucks from Stockton have been sent down south across the border to help communities in Mexico.

The City of Stockton and the fire department donated the surplus fire engines to sister city, Emplame.

The three engines were not in the department’s fleet.

Instead, they have been on reserve over the last year.

The fire trucks served the department for twenty years.

The engines will be added to the three vehicles Stockton had donated to Emplame in the past, bringing that city’s fleet to six.

“For us, this is a way of sharing our culture, sharing our resources with our sister cities, as a Latino and a Mexican myself, this is very important to me to be here and see the exchange because those people need resources,“ said Jesus Andrade, Stockton City Councilmember, District 6.

Members of Emplame’s fire department are driving the engines from Stockton to across the border in a road trip, they say could take 24 hours.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS13 | CBS Sacramento

Get Our App
Get The CBS Sacramento Weather AppGet the latest radar, CBS13 AppCasts and hour-by-hour forecasts. You can also send your weather pics.
Follow Us On Facebook

Watch & Listen LIVE