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.betterplace.org/de/projects/106626
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.