Fire and Rescue Service Charity Appliance Handover

Dumfries and Galloway Fire and Rescue Service have once again recently donated a surplus Fire Appliance to the International Fire and Rescue Association (IFRA) charity.
Acting Deputy Chief Fire Officer Hamish McGhie and Councillor Stephen Thompson handed over a Fire and Rescue Appliance to a local representative of the IFRA, retired Fire Officer, Ian ‘Jake’ Anderson.
The Fire Appliance handed over was a 1990 Scania – the vehicle had been retired from active duty in 2010 but remained in the Service as a training Appliance.
The Appliance will be shipped to Paraguay, South America during the coming weeks, along with other surplus firefighting equipment including some protective clothing. This latest Appliance will join other vehicles donated by Dumfries and Galloway Fire and Rescue Service to the IFRA over the last few years.
Councillor Stephen Thompson, Chair of the Police and Fire and Rescue Committee, commented: “Dumfries and Galloway Fire and Rescue Authority are delighted to continue supporting this charity with equipment which can be put to valuable use in other countries.”
The IFRA charity assists Firefighters and Emergency Services in countries affected by war, civil unrest and those unable to provide a Fire Service of there own by providing vehicles, equipment, advice and training throughout the world.

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