Beach Haven Donates Firefighting Gear to Ukraine

Place TO Great USE: Protecting equipment no extended in use by the Seaside Haven Volunteer Fire Co. will be worn by firefighters in war-torn Ukraine. (File Picture by Jack Reynolds)
Protective gear no extended employed by the Beach front Haven Volunteer Hearth Co. is off to assist firefighters in beleaguered, war-torn Ukraine.
Fireplace Main Adam Ellender reported the donation of expired equipment consisted of 11 sets of bunker trousers, 12 helmets, 9 pairs of structural gloves, five Nomex hoods and 11 pairs of structural boots. The cargo also included two containers of nitrile gloves and three C-Collars.
“At our March 3 every month conference, the users made a decision to support with our contribution in a unanimous vote,” explained Ellender. “We just required to display how we are there to help our local community in their time of need to have, and we are also there to aid our brothers and sisters when they will need it. We had hearth departments coming to our aid through Hurricane Sandy, so now it is time to shell out it forward.”
The main said that in accordance to National Fire Safety Affiliation laws, any equipment about 10 many years previous is no lengthier serviceable and need to be retired.
“Some of the PPEs (particular protective machines) we despatched was as aged as 2003,” said Ellender. “We maintain our outdated equipment for training uses and to outfit a new member right up until their new fitted compliant equipment arrives in from a single of our distributors. Other items were from members that retired or resigned. At times we have had to toss out the gear, but we’re happy that it will be produced to get use in Ukraine.”
He reported the campaign to aid Ukraine firefighters started in February.
“I had heard through the grapevine that the Clifton Fireplace Section and Clifton FMBA Nearby 21 had been going to be working a campaign, to get aged sets of gear donated to deliver in excess of to the Ukraine,” said Ellender.
He mentioned the company does fundraising throughout the year with functions these kinds of as the turkey meal and block occasion to get donations for acquiring protective equipment, coaching and creating routine maintenance prices. Current expenses are $1,400 for new bunker pants, $2,220 for new bunker jackets, $500 for new helmets, $500 for new structural gloves, $50 for a new Nomex hood and $500 for new boots.
“The borough of Beach Haven also aids us with getting PPEs,” he reported.  —E.E.

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