Clifton Fire Department and Clifton FMBA Local 21 Officially Close Successful PPE 4 Ukraine Campaign

The donation drive that started on March 9, 2022, went viral thanks to social media.  During this donation period members of the Clifton Fire Department successfully collected and sent 60 tons (120,000 lbs) of firefighting and medical equipment to Ukraine.  Equipment was donated by over 200 towns, cities, clubs, non-profits, manufacturers and vendors from 21 states.

The donation drive that started on March 9, 2022, went viral thanks to social media.  During this donation period members of the Clifton Fire Department successfully collected and sent 60 tons (120,000 lbs) of firefighting and medical equipment to Ukraine.  Equipment was donated by over 200 towns, cities, clubs, non-profits, manufacturers and vendors from 21 states.

Over the course of 8 weeks fire department members and volunteers from New Ukrainian Wave, Passaic hand packed all donated material for air transport to Ukraine.  As of this date, all donated equipment is on the ground or in transit to Ukraine.

 

Equipment included the following:

4,000+ sets of turnouts (coats and pants)

1,000+ helmets

1,000+ sets of boots

500+ SCBA’s (self contained breathing apparatus)

Hydraulic Extrication Tools

Lifting Air bags

Generators

Thermal Imaging Cameras (TIC)

Hand tools

Medical backboards

Lt. Mark Drew and FF Oleg Skachko both thank Fire Chief Frank Prezioso, the City of Clifton and all participating departments for their support.  Lt. Drew stated, “I am confident that our efforts are making a positive difference.  The donated equipment will  allow our brothers and sisters to better protect themselves and serve their communities.


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