MINNEAPOLIS - The donation of a retired Minneapolis fire truck to Minneapolis' sister city, Eldoret, Kenya, was approved by the Minneapolis City Council and Mayor R.T. Rybak on Friday.
The truck, a 1988 pumper, is the second retired fire truck that the city has donated to Eldoret since 2011.
Following the donation of the first truck, members of the Minneapolis Fire Department traveled to Eldoret to train firefighters in how to use and maintain the truck.
The department, in partnership with the International Leadership Institute, developed a three-phase training program for the Eldoret Fire Brigade on firefighting skills, first aid, emergency response and maintenance of the donated fire truck.
The city of Eldoret is paying for the shipping of the fire truck.
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