Yonkers donates firetruck to Puerto Rico

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The city of Yonkers is lending a helping hand to Puerto Rico as it continues to recover from Hurricane Maria.

Nearly two years after Maria battered the island, the city of Yonkers is donating a used firetruck and equipment to the city of Carolina near San Juan.

The nearly 20-year-old truck will serve as a backup truck for the Carolina Fire Department.

The Yonkers fire commissioner says the truck has been inspected by mechanics to make sure everything is in proper working order.

The Puerto Rican municipality is paying transportation expenses to get the truck to the island.
 
The firetruck will be transported on a trailer to Florida. Once in Florida, it will be loaded on to a cargo ship and taken Carolina. It's expected to get to the Puerto Rican city in about a month.

The firetruck donation brought Yonkers and Carolina closer in another way - the City of Hills is now a sister city with the Puerto Rican municipality.

 

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