UK Department for International Development Supports FIRE AID

Wed 23, Apr, 2014

FIRE AID is pleased to announce that is has received core support for its development from the UK Dept for International Development (DFID).


The UK is the largest contributor of fire and rescue equipment and training in the world, with its charities and fire services sharing expertise and best practice with communities globally for decades.

In recognition of this contribution, the UK Department for International Development has agreed to provide core support for FIRE AID. The grant will fund the development of an equipment database and website for FIRE AID as well as other core activities.

The UK Department for International Development was set up in 1997. It’s responsibilities are:

  • honouring the UK’s international commitments and taking action to achieve the Millennium Development Goals
  • making British aid more effective by improving transparency, openness and value for money
  • targeting British international development policy on economic growth and wealth creation
  • improving the coherence and performance of British international development policy in fragile and conflict-affected countries
  • improving the lives of girls and women through better education and a greater choice on family planning
  • preventing violence against girls and women in the developing world
  • helping to prevent climate change and encouraging adaptation and low-carbon growth in developing countries

DFID funding has been key to FIRE AID’s growth and will enable a launch event to take place in 2014 to promote its work and activities to stakeholders.