A Lancashire Fire Service is donating a fire engine and four pallets of equipment to firefighters on the Ukrainian front line.
The Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, headquartered in Fulwood, Preston, provides PPE, helmets, boots, tunics, protective suits, defibrillators, hoses and other firefighting equipment against fires.
UK charity FIRE AID and International Development and the National Fire Chiefs Council will coordinate donations of more than 5,000 items being convoyed to Ukraine.
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Fire Chief Justin Johnston said, “We are proud to play our part in helping to provide Ukrainian firefighters with equipment and fire trucks.
“They will support those fighting on the front line, often using old or worn out equipment.
“Our hearts go out to Ukrainian firefighters and colleagues in the emergency services, who are risking their lives to protect their communities, and we hope for peace and security.”
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The deployment is funded by the Home Office, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and the FIA Foundation.
There is also a public call via Just give.
To donate, visit – https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/KeepUkraineFireFightersSafe
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