Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is an extremely important resource for first responders. Proper PPE allows first responders to efficiently, effectively, and safely perform tasks that save lives as well as protect their own well being. Equipping an individual in structural firefighting bunker/turnout gear can cost up to $10,000 per person. Life rescue equipment such as lifting bags or shoring equipment can cost tens of thousands of dollars per system. Simple face masks, eye wear, and latex gloves can protect first responders from dangerous exposure injuries. Many regions simply do not have the resources to acquire proper PPE. FAU has set a goal to deliver 400+ sets of bunker gear, SCBA, various life rescue equipment and hand tools to Ukraine.
FAU will contact private vendors, businesses, municipalities, and fire departments for donations in the form of:
Unwanted fire fighting equipment (bunker/turnout gear, helmets, footwear, etc.)
Hand, power, hydraulic, and pneumatic tools used in life rescue operations
Emergency services specific equipment (radios, electronics, shoring, extrication, scba, etc.)
Donations in kind (goods and services ie cleaning, packing supplies, cartage and transportation assistance)
Financial donations (to assist with costs of travel, lodging, food, etc.)
Receipts for tax deductions are issued by Amigo Relief Missions Inc.
Currently Donations are stored in a facility provided by Edmonton Fire Rescue.