Six fire trucks started from Interschutz in Hannover on Thursday around 3:15 p.m. with escort vehicles in the direction of Ukraine. The fire trucks are donations from municipalities and a private citizen. They will be used in the Kiev and Chernobyl regions. Lower Saxony’s Minister of the Interior Boris Pistorius and DFV Vice President Frank Hachemer did not miss the opportunity to personally attend the farewell ceremony and wish the drivers a safe journey on the 3,000 kilometers ahead of them.
More than 1,300 fire engines have been destroyed since the beginning of the war in Ukraine. Around 600 vehicles have already been donated by fire departments and organizations worldwide to support firefighters on the ground in their non-stop, life-threatening mission. This is the fourth vehicle transport that @fire is organizing to Ukraine together with the #WeAreAllUkrainians and Alliance4Ukraine initiatives and the office of Kiev Mayor Vladimir Klitschko. This brings the total number of convicted vehicles to 20.