Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service is to donate four pallets of equipment and a ready to use fire engine to firefighters on the frontline in Ukraine.
UK charity, FIRE AID and International Development (FIRE AID), and the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) are coordinating donations of more than 5,000 items of fire and rescue equipment and PPE which will be sent in convoy to Ukraine.
Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service will be donating PPE, including helmets, boots, tunics, and protective suits. The service is also donating defibrillators, hoses and other firefighting equipment.
The deployment of these donations is being supported by funding from the Home Office, Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, and the FIA Foundation, as well as through a public appeal via JustGiving.
Chief Fire Officer Justin Johnston says:
“We are proud to play our part in helping supply Ukrainian firefighters with equipment and fire engines which will support those who are battling on the frontline, often using old or worn equipment.
“Our thoughts are with the Ukrainian firefighters and emergency services colleagues who are risking their lives to protect their communities, and we hope for peace and safety.”