MASON, Mich. -

A decommissioned fire truck from a mid-Michigan community is heading to Kosovo, where it's expected to help crews in the town of Vitina respond to blazes.

Mason Mayor Leon Clark tells the Lansing State Journal the 1984 truck was picked up Monday.

It's expected to be flown by cargo plane from Selfridge Air National Guard Base in southeast Michigan to Germany and then will be taken to Kosovo.

Plans call for it to arrive in Vitina in September.

The idea came about after Mason resident Petrit Jahiri's father, a former mayor of the Kosovo town, came to visit Mason and was impressed by equipment at the Mason Fire Department.

Other donations from area fire departments and the Ingham County sheriff's department are being sent with the truck.