A crew of three set off from Langford Fire Department on April 7th on a very special assignment.
They embarked on four day drive from Vancouver Island to the US/Mexico border to deliver a recently decommissioned fire engine to their counterparts from Cabo San Lucas.
Thursday, Langford Fire Rescue said engine 708 had already been put to use in Cabo during a major fire.
“After less than one week in Cabo San Lucas, the donated Langford fire engine was put to work at a fire with an estimated 500 vehicles and 300 motorcycles,” explained a post on their Facebook page.
The city reached out to the West Shore Developers association to help raise the $10,000 needed to deliver the truck, as well as other supplies and donations for a local orphanage in the resort city in Baja California.
Engine 708 was in service in Langford from 1990 to 2016.
All photos/Facebook/Langford Fire Rescue