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Convoy of fire trucks to depart UK to help in Ukraine

Convoy of fire trucks to depart UK to help in Ukraine

A convoy of donated fire engines and thousands of pieces of equipment will depart the UK on Saturday bound for Ukraine.

UK charity FIRE AID and the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) sent an initial delivery to the country on March 11.

A second convoy, consisting of 22 vehicles and two lorries of equipment donated by fire services across the UK, will depart on Saturday.

The BBC reports it will leave from Kent.

Home Secretary Priti Patel said: “We are helping to ensure that crucial fire and rescue equipment and PPE donated by Fire and Rescue Services will get to where it can directly provide succour to those brave firefighters, emergency services and volunteers on the front line in Ukraine.”

FIRE AID project manager Claire Hoyland said the charity’s members immediately mobilised in the aftermath of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

“FIRE AID members have been working in partnership with the Ukrainian emergency services since 2012 and we are proud to be coordinating this unprecedented emergency response on behalf of the UK Fire Sector,” she said.

Content provided by Radio NewsHub. Originally published on 2022-03-19 06:20:00.

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