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The Fire Fighters Charity and FIRE AID join forces

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The Fire Fighters Charity and FIRE AID are coming together to raise funds through a weekend of charity car washes to support firefighters in both the UK and Ukraine. The charities are calling on fire stations across the UK to take part in the national car wash event on the weekend of 30 Septembe...
Two donated fire engines

There is no ‘999’ system in The Gambia

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Operation Zephyr 2024 When you phone for the emergency services, you expect them to arrive quickly, using modern state of the art equipment with trained and prepared crews wearing full PPE. We expect them to be there in our hour of need, and sometimes the darkest hours of our lives. Flashing b...
Two donated fire engines

FIRE AID hosts international partners in London

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FIRE AID, NFCC and government pledge ‘unwavering support’ to the people of Ukraine during an international visit from fire and rescue services from across Europe. The UK, Ukraine, Germany and Poland Fire & Rescue Services, with the support of government, FIRE AID and the Fire Industry Associ...
Fire engines in a line with Ukraine flags

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 decommissioned fire and rescue vehicles and more than 10,000 items of equipment, kit, and PPE to support rescue workers on the frontline. This relief effort has been led by FIRE ...
Convoy to Ukraine

Miles of memories - UK to Ukraine

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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, heading to join a convoy totalling 23 appliances from 12 different UK Fire and Rescue Services, destined for Ukraine.
Ukraine convoy

Our response to Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine

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Co-authored by Corrine Vibert (EASST), Claire Hoyland (EASST/FIRE AID), Mike Pitney (Kent FRS/FIRE AID), Alf Wilson (SESHAA/FIRE AID), and Oksana Romanukha (Impact NGO Ukraine). Having worked in Ukraine for a decade, when the invasion happened on 24th February we were all profoundly shocked and ...