guinea-bissau-fire-truck-daved-applefield.jpgAn entire marketplace burned to the ground in the poor West African country of Guinea-Bissau because they didn’t have a working fire engine.

The news reached the town of Plymouth, Mass, in the USA, which happened to have some used fire trucks hanging around — and an ambulance too.

Some local people bought the trucks, the fire department donated some hoses, and off they were shipped half way round the globe to people they didn’t even know.

Photo courtesy of David Applefield
A member of the Guinea Bissau fire force stands proudly watching over the country’s new fire engine, donated and outfitted by Plymouth, Mass. fire departments.


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