@fire - Internationaler Katastrophenschutz e.V. in cooperation with Alliance4Ukraine was able to transfer another fire truck as well as fire and rescue service equipment to Ukraine over the weekend. Vehicle and material are now being used in the Chernobyl region.
The TLF 24/50 tank fire engine of the Hagen (NRW) fire department as well as two lattice boxes of firefighting material and further medical equipment were handed over to the Ukrainian rescue forces near the Polish-Ukrainian border. After the withdrawal of Russian troops, the need for all-terrain tankers, tankers and pickups, as well as equipment, is great among the Chernobyl region’s forest fire department. All forest fire equipment was either stolen or destroyed during the occupation. Forest fire protection around the nuclear power plant is thus only minimally ensured.
More than 250 fire and rescue vehicles and 100 fire stations have been destroyed in Ukraine since the war began. Nevertheless, firefighters are working non-stop to treat the wounded and put out fires. The need for equipment and vehicles for technical assistance, firefighting and medical care remains high. Further aid convoys for the transfer of fire and rescue vehicles and urgently needed equipment are already being planned.
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Since the beginning of the war, the international aid organization @fire has been providing humanitarian aid in various ways. Since then, the @fire staff has been working non-stop to monitor the situation, coordinate offers of help and donations in kind, and exchange information with numerous partners. Together with the #WeAreAllUkrainians and Alliance4Ukraine initiatives, eight fire and rescue vehicles have already been transferred to the Ukrainian capital Kyiv.
In a joint relief operation with Osteuropahilfe, Brandschutztechnik Müller, Jola Rent and Heavy Rescue Germany, @fire was able to bring 40 tons of firefighting equipment to Ukraine. 120 pallets of protective clothing, helmets, boots, generators, pumps, hoses, rescue equipment, tents, lifting bags, cut-off grinders, personal dosimeters and five complete fire trucks were donated by individuals, fire departments and companies.
A three-person assessment team, in collaboration with the Björn Steiger Foundation, the Institute for European Affairs (INEA), Veritas Ambulance and local authorities, spent seven days assessing humanitarian needs in the Polish border town of Chelm. In the Black Forest National Park and in Wegberg near Mönchengladbach, support was provided for the construction of refugee accommodation.