KAWARTHA LAKES-Lakes Fire Rescue Service recently donated Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) to Firefighters Without Borders Canada. The donation consisted of approximately 200 sets of breathing apparatus including air cylinders, masks, helmets and accessories.
Firefighters Without Borders Canada is working with Saskatchewan First Nations Emergency Management to distribute these donations and they in turn work with Prince Albert Grand Council and Yorkton Tribal Council to support in excess of 25 First Nations communities throughout Saskatchewan. In the past four years, Firefighters Without Borders Canada have outfitted more than 1000 First Nations volunteer firefighters and supplied approximately 20 various apparatus and ambulances.
“It’s an honour for Kawartha Lakes Fire Rescue Service to be in a position to help. On behalf of the entire Fire Service, I’d like to thank Council for supporting the purchase of new SCBA for our firefighters. This in turn provided the opportunity to support our counterparts in Saskatchewan through Firefighters Without Borders Canada,” noted Chief Jones.
Carl Eggiman at Firefighters Without Borders Canada helped facilitate this donation as well as the costs of transportation to Saskatchewan. To learn more about Firefighters Without Borders Canada please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/FWBCanada.
To learn more about the work being done by Saskatchewan First Nations Emergency Management please visit their website.