The Samoa Government has received five second-hand fire trucks from Japan.
The fire trucks were handed over to the Samoa Fire and Emergency Services Authority as part of the Grass-Roots Human Security Projects scheme.
A grant of up to about $US90,000 funded the procurement, reconditioning and shipment of the fire trucks from Japan.
Deputy Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mataafa thanked Japan for the donation saying it further strengthened the response services of the fire and emegency authority.
She said the fire trucks fit in well with the government's plans to expand the authority's facilities.