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Hamilton Fire Department donates gear to Ukrainian counterparts

By CFF Staff   

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August 15, 2022, Hamilton, Ont. – Hamilton Fire Department is assisting first responders in Ukraine by providing critical personal protective gear to support their efforts at home to serve and protect residents of Ukraine.

At a brief ceremony in Council Chambers on Friday, Mayor Fred Eisenberger joined by Hamilton Fire Chief David Cunliffe donated a substantial amount of out of service Firefighting personal protective equipment to Firefighters Without Borders.

Today’s donation includes eight shipping pallets of gear which is said to be able to support a region in Ukraine includes approximately:

  • 500 sets of Bunker Gear
  • 45 Helmets
  • 266 Firefighter Gloves
  • 53 protective hoods
  • 120 Nomex Coveralls
  • 21 Harnesses

While the gear is no longer suitable for service in Hamilton, given the conditions in Ukraine, it is anticipated that the gear will provide years of  service to first responders as they serve and protect residents. When it comes to donated equipment FWB helps to refurbish (where required) and repurpose valuable firefighting equipment to help build the firefighting capacity of communities around the world.

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