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East Sussex Fire Authority pledges charity support

Date : 05 August 2019


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East Sussex Fire Authority has renewed its support for Operation Florian, which helps communities in need, worldwide. It provides equipment and training to improve fire fighting and rescue capabilities.

Chief Fire Officer, Dawn Whittaker and Roy Barraclough, director on the Operation Florian Board, have signed-off a revised Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (ESFRS) and Operation Florian.  

It provides greater clarity about how ESFRS will continue to support the Charity with its international aid programmes.  The formal agreement means that surplus fire equipment from the Service will be donated to some of the poorest countries across the globe.

Group Manager Pup Upton, the Service liaison Officer for Operation Florian said:

“The work of Operation Florian would not be possible without the valuable support from East Sussex Fire Authority through the donation of appliances and equipment.  It cannot be underestimated the contribution that this has made to firefighter and public safety around the world. The Service’s continued support will undoubtedly assist with saving more lives.  Thank you.”

About Op Florian

Operation Florian is a charity set up by British firefighters to save lives overseas by donating reconditioned fire engines and emergency equipment to the world’s poorest regions.  The charity is run purely by volunteers and any member of the emergency services can help. 

Funds for the charity are made up of fundraising events and donations.  The charity is always looking for volunteers and would welcome applications from anyone with the time to help out, whether that be fund raising, sorting out of appliances and equipment, being involved in convoys or delivering the training.

You can find out more: http://www.operationflorian.com/ 


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