After 30 years of service in Crofton an old fire truck is heading south, but it’s not going into retirement.

Volunteers with the group Firefighters Without Borders were in North Cowichan Monday to take possession of the 1984 Mack Pumper.

Bob Dubbert says regulations and insurance requirements mean a typical fire truck does 25 years service in Canada, but they’re still in perfect working order for the countries his group sends them to.

Dubbert says they haven’t settled on a final destination for this truck, but he says it will be either Peru, Mexico or the Philippines.

He also says their work doesn’t end with shipping the truck to its new home. Firefighters Without Borders also helps train crews on the equipment.

You can find out more, and make a donation, at the Firefighters Without Borders website.