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Help us rescue rescue equipment
Saving equipment. saving lives


We work in the poorest countries in the world, supporting vulnerable communities by developing their fire services ability to respond to incidents quickly, efficiently and safely. We work with UK fire services to reduce equipment waste by recycling equipment and sending it overseas.


All over the world, resue services are constantly responding to disasters with insufficient protective clothing or equipment. Many are volunteers, and some are even wearing flip flops. At the same time, other countries are sending their used, end-of-life equipment to landfill or for scrap.

Below you can see some examples and how we helped.

Latest FIRE AID News

03 May 2024
FIRE AID leads the largest UK Fire and Rescue Service convoy delivers vital equipment for heroic Ukrainian firefighters.  Our 7th convoy...
02 September 2023
Operation Zephyr 2024 When you phone for the emergency services, you expect them to arrive quickly, using modern state of the art equi...
19 March 2022
The biggest UK fire service convoy – made up of 22 vehicles and more than 5,000 items of kit and equipment donated by UK fire and rescue ...

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Two donated fire engines

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FIRE AID leads the UK's response to firefighters in Ukraine alongside the NFCC and Home Office

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In response to the invasion of Ukraine, FIRE AID in partnership with UK Fire and Rescue Services have donated over 60...
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Just over two weeks ago I departed Jersey, privileged to be part of a 6-man team from Jersey Fire and Rescue Service,...
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Our response to Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine

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FIRE AID supports frontline in Ukraine with thousands of items of kit

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FIRE AID member, Operation Florian donate three appliances to Macedonia

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In November 2021, Operation Florian delivered a further 3 fire appliances to the Fire Service in North Macedonia . Op...
Nepal Community

FIRE AID member, Changing Lives Nepal prepares for a further donation of vital equipment and training

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In April 2015, a devastating earthquake struck Nepal. Thousands of lives were lost and more than three million people...

    Our Sponsors

    MSA sponsors FIRE AID
    FIRE AID receives core funding alongside new equipment donations from MSA Safety. MSA Safety are a global leader in the fire industry supplying the latest personal protective equipment alongside ...
    EASST logo
    FIRE AID receives on-going funding from our founding member the Eastern Alliance for Safe and Sustainable Transport (EASST) which supports the salary of FIRE AID’s only member of staff. EASST is...
    UK Aid logo
    FIRE AID was established with core funding from the UK Department for International Development (DFID) in 2014. The Department for International Development has been replaced by the Foreign, Co...
    Angloco sponsors FIRE AID
    Angloco has been a long-term supporter of FIRE AID and has contributed to multiple projects either by way of equipment donation, mechanical support and/or financial support for shipping and trans...