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Calif. family donates fire truck to Arizona city

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Calif. family donates fire truck to Arizona city

By Kristie Smith. CREATED May 29, 2013

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) - Retired California fire marshal Leonard Temby says his family is paying back Bisbee by buying a fire truck for the southeastern Arizona city where his great-grandfather lived and worked a century ago.
   
Temby, who retired from the Redlands Fire Department, says the donation of the truck equipped to fight both brush and structure fires honors his ancestors, including his great-grandfather.
   
According to the Sierra Vista Herald (http://bit.ly/10HBlOQ), James Leonard Temby was a Cornish miner who was a shift boss for Bisbee's Copper Queen Mine until the family moved to Colton, Calif., in 1920.
   
Leonard Temby says the family trust left to him by his deceased father is intended to benefit public safety.
   
The donated 2012 Dodge 4x4 attack truck includes a powerful light, cutting equipment and a foam system.