Langford firefighters (from left) Landis Carmichael, Adam Kachanoski and Robert Hennessey are the three department members tasked with driving this decommissioned engine south to Mexico where it will enter service as part of the Cabo fire department fleet. Los Tres Amigos left on Friday morning. Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff

Langford fire truck headed south to Mexico

Three members of the Langford fire department drive decommissioned fire engine to Cabo

It was a tight squeeze, but Langford firefighters Landis Carmichael, Robert Hennessey and Adam Kachanoski were mostly pleased to be headed for some Mexican sunshine as they left the West Shore Friday morning.

The three piled into the cab of a retired engine that’ll be getting a new purpose, as the newest addition of the Cabo fire department’s fleet.

Los Tres Amigos also brought a variety of supplies donated by departments from Colwood to Abbotsford, from medical supplies to ladders, as well as donated items pegged for a Mexican orphanage from the Westshore Sunrise Rotary Club and the YMCA-YWCA of Vancouver Island.

To help cover the roughly $10,000 cost to get the truck to Cabo, the City of Langford reached out to the West Shore Developers Association, which helped raise funds to get the truck on the road south.

E-mail: joel.tansey@goldstreamgazette.com

Twitter: @joelgazette

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