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Firefighters in Leicestershire donate engine to Somalia

ITV News
Monday, September 09, 2013

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Firefighters from Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service are donating one of their engines to Somalia today, to help the fledgling service get off the ground.

The Mogadishu Fire and Emergency Services Department is still in its infancy and this will be only the fourth engine in its fleet.

Chief officer Dave Webb will present his counterpart in Somalia, Abdulahi Mohamed, today in a ceremony at the Leicestershire headquarters in Monk Way, Birstall.

Mr Mohamed was living in Leicester until he was recruited to help the Mogadishu service rebuild itself after falling into ruin during the civil war between 1991 and 2006.


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