Donated Fire Truck


Office of the Governor, Pohnpei State Government

The Department of Public Safety recently received a donated fire truck from the Caldwell Fire Department - City of Caldwell in Idaho, USA. This donation was made possible through the collaboration and cooperation between the Western Pacific Island Association of Fire Chiefs, based out of Guam, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) on behalf of the European Union and the FSM National Government. This generous donation could not of been more timing as we are faced with a strong El Nino and recently declared a State of Emergency. The people of Pohnpei will benefit greatly from this generous donation through varies emergency supports it can provide.

Present at the handover ceremony is

Mr. Semenson Ehpel and

Mr.Peter Pedrus

Mr. Semenson Ehpel on behalf of Mr. Gerald Zakios - Director of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community - Northern Office Stated that: “Pacific Community is pleased to be supporting the delivery of the Fire Truck through the EU funded Building Safety and Resilience Project (BSRP). The Fire Truck is realized through the Western Pacific Island Association of Fire Chief which had negotiated the truck through the sister Fire Authority from mainland US. We hope other states as well will soon benefit from such intervention”.

Special thanks should be directed to the following:

1. US Embassy and the people of Caldwell, Idaho,

2. Chief of Fire Mark Wendeldorf

3. Fire Chief Stanley Torres - President - Western Pacific Island Association of Fire Chiefs

4. Mr. Gerald Zakios on behalf of European UnioN

5. FSM National Government

6. Pohnpei Port Authority



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