In the first week of November, receipts to the regional units of the State Emergency Service were replete with a wide range of special vehicles, ranging from firefighting tankers to ladder trucks and even robotics.
Volyn rescuers received two cars at once. British volunteers handed over to Vladimir firefighters a fire tanker on a Scania chassis and a 32-meter Bronto ladder truck on a Volvo FL6 biaxial chassis.
This tranche was organized by an ordinary British family of pensioners, Bob and Maureen Friend from Knaresborough, the editors of Auto24 found out from publications in the British press.
The 72-year-old, who worked as a truck driver before retiring, has been volunteering since the Russian aggression began and has made eight trips to Ukraine with vital medical equipment.. This was his ninth convoy.
The money for the ladder truck, which the regional center Vladimir so needed, was collected at competitions, quizzes, and all sorts of parties. When the local press talked about the fundraiser, not only the funds came, but also another vehicle – a fire tanker. A local company bought it and transferred it to the Ukrainian town.
Thus, on his ninth expedition to Ukraine, Bob Friend, together with his volunteer friends, set off on October 27 at 14:00 from the Aldi car park in Knaresborough with two fire engines. In early November, the equipment was solemnly presented to the rescuers of Vladimir.
A special MAN vehicle equipped with the necessary equipment to perform tasks during blackouts arrived from the German city of Leinfelden-Echterdingen from the municipality and the international volunteer cooperation group GIZ.
The body superstructure contains a powerful generator, which in case of emergency power outages can supply power to any facility.
Foreign friends also donated protective equipment, in particular, helmets for fire crews and sets of combat clothing.
After the appropriate procedures, the special vehicle went on combat duty to one of the units of the Poltava garrison of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine.
From Swedish philanthropists, rescuers received two tank trucks for extinguishing fires on Scania chassis. Firefighters from Orekhovsk and Stepnogorsk communities received the vehicles specifically. Along with the equipment, combat clothing and equipment came to these units for the crew crews.
The equipment with all the listed property was personally delivered to Zaporozhye by the initiator of this humanitarian mission, a member of the Swedish Reichstag and representatives of the Evangelical Church from the city of Uddevalla, Magnus Jacobsson.
The Swedish parliamentarian, together with his fellow countrymen Joakim Johansson, Jürgen Allanson, Johanan Louvain, Aram Wenstrom and thanks to the “Protect the Defender” volunteer corps, decided to personally visit Zaporozhye and hand over the equipment to the fire departments.
Seeing the city and the communities, hearing the air raids and the horrors of war, the philanthropists realized that their help was very timely. Obviously, this was not their last visit and fundraising for the purchase of, albeit not new, but serviceable rescue equipment.
The fire department in Vinogradov has been replenished with another modern LCV class fire truck. The special vehicle came from the European Union within the framework of the Hungary-Slovakia-Romania-Ukraine Cross-Border Cooperation Program 2014-2020.
The light-size vehicle on the Volkswagen Crafter wheelbase with a two-row crew cabin has a full fire extinguishing kit and a 1000-liter water tank.
In addition to the vehicle, the rescuers also received a SMART 235 high-pressure compressor for the needs of the gas and smoke protection service.. Such a replenishment will significantly improve the capabilities in rescue operations to protect the lives and property of the community.
Philanthropists from communes from the Romanian cities of Tarna Mare and Ardud have joined the current humanitarian tranche of the joint cross-border project WARN. On the Ukrainian side, among the project partners were the fourth state fire and rescue squad of the State Emergency Service of Transcarpathia and the information and innovation development center “NOVUM”
The capital received three Renault 4×4 firefighting tank trucks from the German Leipzig. The cars came in the form of humanitarian aid.
The equipment ordered by the sister city was produced in the shortest possible time by Polish partners – the Moto-Truck automobile plant (G. Kielc).
New vehicles have already been put into combat crews in the fire and rescue units of Kyiv.
The Canadian government sent Ukrainian pyrotechnic units six robots for remote mine clearance.
The latest DIGITAL VANGUARD–S complex allows sappers not to come close to explosive objects. All operations are performed remotely. The machines can operate in operating mode without recharging for up to 5 hours. Thanks to remote work, State Emergency Service specialists will be able to clear Ukrainian lands even faster with less risk to their lives and health.