As the fighting continues in Ukraine, the Webster Groves Fire Department is helping out by donating firefighting equipment.
After receiving a request, the Webster Groves Fire Department inventoried the equipment and was able to select several eligible sets for donation. This “reasonably expired” equipment is beyond its use date but still in serviceable condition. Reasonably outdated equipment is often donated to other countries or to US fire departments that do not have the financial resources to purchase new equipment.
The Webster Groves Fire Department is donating seven hoods, four sets of gloves, 15 pairs of pants, 11 coats and eight pairs of boots.
“The Fire Department is united around the world, bound by an oath to serve, protect and sacrifice for our communities, no matter what,” said Webster Groves Fire Chief Brett Ellis. . “Our hope from Webster Groves is that brave men and women across the ocean will feel supported from afar with this small donation of turnout gear that can have a huge impact on their safety and that of others. people they serve.”