THE CONVOY sent by Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service to deliver fire fighting equipment to Ukraine has reached its destination.

The Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service donated two fire appliances and an Incident Response Unit to help firefighters in Ukraine.

Area Manager, Rob Clow, who organised the Service’s support to Ukraine said: "The Northumberland County Council Fire Authority has recently invested in new fire appliances for Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service, which resulted in two older appliances being available for donation to fire service-related charities."

The two fire appliances were driven to Poland by Northumberland firefighters, who started their travels on Friday, March 18.  

The Incident Response Unit will be deployed this week.

The service has also donated firefighting kit including tunics, leggings, boots, and wellies.

Fire Authority Chair Councillor Colin Horncastle said: "These supplies are urgently needed by Ukrainian firefighters who are on the frontline using old equipment to tackle fires and other emergencies."

Northumberland Fire and Rescue posted a Facebook video on Monday to say they had reached their destination and were grateful for the public's messages of support.

Chief Fire Officer, Paul Hedley, said: "The level of commitment from our staff to support this project is truly remarkable and a real indicator of the level of support the people of Ukraine have from Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service."

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