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Tajikistan: Project Alliance Update 2017

Wed 19, Apr, 2017

FIRE AID founding members Staffordshire Emergency Services Humanitarian Aid Association (SESHAA) and Eastern Alliance for Safe and Sustainable Transport (EASST) are presently planning the fourth visit to Tajikistan to deliver aid and training to emergency responders in the capital Dushanbe and in Khorog, Gorno-Badakhshan.

FIRE AID founding members Staffordshire Emergency Services Humanitarian Aid Association (SESHAA) and Eastern Alliance for Safe and Sustainable Transport (EASST) are presently planning the fourth visit to Tajikistan to deliver aid and training to emergency responders in the capital Dushanbe and in Khorog, Gorno-Badakhshan. The project’s focus is on Post-Crash Care and Road Safety Education given that road traffic collisions currently cause 18.8 deaths per 100,000 population – a considerably high road death rate. 

In May 2017, a SESHAA team will be driving 4500 miles across Europe, Russia and Central Asia, in three fully equipped fire engines and 1 fully equipped ambulance to Tajikistan. The convoy crew of 15 Fire and Rescue, Medics and non-service personnel will travel via France, Germany, Poland, Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.


The 2016 team delivered the first hydraulic rescue equipment to the Fire Service in Dushanbe

 

The convoy team will be joined in Tajikistan by an instructor cadre of 7 Fire & Rescue Service and Medical fully qualified SESHAA instructors. Training will be delivered in Dushanbe and in Khorog. 

The project is funded by the Woodford Charitable Trust and other generous supporters of UK charity the Eastern Alliance for Safe and Sustainable Transport (EASST) along with valuable support from the British Embassy in Tajikistan, public donations, and others.

Previous visits have been sponsored by the British Embassy in Tajikistan and Foreign & Commonwealth Office. It is estimated that the return on their initial sponsorship is at 12.4 times their investment taking into account the items donated and training delivered. This does not include the value of lives saved in Tajikistan through use of the donated equipment and training or the May 2017 donation of vehicles.

If you do feel able to support us, please email, [email protected] or [email protected] Update are regularly posted on the SESHAA twitter page: https://twitter.com/alfredw24481695

We would like to thank all our partners in this project to date:

British Ambassador to Tajikistan Hugh Philpott
UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN)
Young Generation of Tajikistan
FIA Foundation
Embassy of Tajikistan to the United Kingdom
General Ibrohimzoda, Republican Fire Service, Tajikistan
Keir Group
Blythswood Care
Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service
Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service workshops and stores
South Wales Fire & Rescue Service
Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service
OutdoorWorldDirect
Mountain Warehouse
Barbara Bennett, UTA Freight Deutschland/ITS Group
Roanza Truck & Van Stoke 
Vodafone
Brammer UK Ltd