Two Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) staff traveled to Poland yesterday (Thursday October 6th) to donate another Land Rover 4×4 to the Ukrainian Fire and Rescue Service.
This donation is part of Convoy 4 of the National Fire Chief Council and UK charity FIREAID. Convoy 3, which was delivered in May this year, also saw a donation of two Land Rover 4×4s by SFRS.
The vehicles, which have been taken out of service by the service, are typically used for off-road/rural firefighting. The service worked with its fire authority, Surrey County Council, to prepare and release the vehicle.
The two staff who have volunteered will meet other UK fire and rescue services who are donating items, they will then hand over the vehicles to Poland next week.
Acting Fire Chief Dan Quin said: “I am proud to be able to continue our support for the people of Ukraine during this incredibly difficult time.
“Thank you to all the organizations supporting these efforts and to Chris who also donated the equipment in the last convoy and Lee from our engineering team who are supporting the delivery.
“Chris will be taking us on the journey on our Instagram channel, so please follow us so you can witness another historic effort by the UK Fire and Rescue Services.”
Denise Turner Stewart, Cabinet Member for Communities and Community Safety (which includes Surrey Fire and Rescue Service), said: “Surrey County Council’s priority is to ensure that no one is left behind and the support of another national convoy does just that. I am so happy that we are able to support this national effort and we want to sincerely thank everyone involved. Surrey County Council has lots of information available at surreycc.gov.uk for communities who want to lend their support, as well as advice for Ukrainians coming to Surrey.