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Posted on: July 2, 2018

City Donates Fire Equipment to Sister City

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (July 2, 2018) – The Brownville Fire Department on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, donated used fire equipment to the City of Heroica Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico Fire Department.

Interim Fire Chief Jarrett Sheldon met with Matamoros Fire Chief Gustavo Arnoldo Amador Flores and staff to complete the donation.

The Brownsville City Commission authorized the donation at a regular City Commission meeting on January 16, 2018. 

The donation included three decommissioned vehicles and several sets of protective gear and safety boots.

“The City of Brownsville is proud to assist our neighboring cities in their time of need as a gesture of goodwill and teamwork,” said Brownsville Interim Fire Chief Jarrett Sheldon. “We are excited to know that equipment that was used to serve the residents of Brownsville can continue to be of assistance to the Matamoros Fire Department”.

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