In coop­er­a­tion with #WeAre­Al­lUkraini­ans and other part­ners and spon­sors, @fire - Inter­na­tionale Katas­tro­phen­schutz e.V. was able to hand over the first fire and rescue service vehi­cles to the fire depart­ments in Kiev over the weekend.

In a first aid convoy, a 16/24 tank fire engine from the Hude fire depart­ment, a fire engine 8 from the Neckargemünd fire depart­ment, a turntable ladder with basket from the Pfar­rkirchen fire depart­ment, as well as mate­r­ial dona­tions from the Nossen fire depart­ment on the Polish-Ukrain­ian border were handed over to repre­sen­ta­tives of the city of Kyiv and the Ukrain­ian rescue forces.

In addi­tion, the Bergisch Glad­bach Fire Depart­ment joined our convoy with an ambu­lance and relief supplies, which they handed over to their Ukrain­ian part­ner city.

Due to the war in Ukraine, count­less fire trucks and fire stations were destroyed or damaged. At the State Emer­gency Service, which provides the primary response force in Ukraine, the need for equip­ment and vehi­cles for tech­ni­cal assis­tance, fire­fight­ing and medical care is there­fore great.

Due to the need on the ground and the numer­ous other offers of vehi­cles as well as relief supplies from fire depart­ments and aid orga­ni­za­tions that we receive, at least two more relief convoys to the Polish-Ukrain­ian border are in preparation.

Other dona­tion offers in the area of equip­ment and fire trucks can be directed to the follow­ing email address: Spenden-​Ukraine@​at-​fire.​de

You can also support us finan­cially via the Better­place dona­tion plat­form: https://​www​.better​place​.org/​d​e​/​p​r​o​j​e​c​t​s​/​1​0​6​626

In order to guar­an­tee the safety of all persons involved and because fire depart­ments in Ukraine have increas­ingly become targets of attack­ers, we refrain from provid­ing exact details in terms of loca­tion and time.

We there­fore also ask all helpers to refrain from provid­ing any infor­ma­tion that would enable attack­ers to draw conclusions.