Preston fire service to donate equipment to Ukrainian frontline

Posted on - 14th March, 2022 - 12:09pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Fulwood, Politics, Preston News
Pic: Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service

A Lancashire fire service is donating a fire engine and four pallets of equipment to firefighters on the Ukrainian frontline.


Lancashire Fire And Rescue Service, with its headquarters in Fulwood, Preston, is providing PPE, helmets, boots, tunics, protective suits, defibrillators, hoses and other firefighting equipment.

UK charity FIRE AID and International Development and the National Fire Chiefs Council will coordinate donations of more than 5,000 items sent in convoy to Ukraine.

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Chief Fire Officer Justin Johnston said: “We are proud to play our part in helping supply the Ukrainian firefighters with equipment and fire engines.

“They 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.”

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The deployment is funded by the Home Office, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, and the FIA Foundation.

There is also a public appeal via JustGiving.

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