With help from our volunteer team and fire departments across Canada, we’ve been able to collect helmets, bunker gear, ladders, gas monitors, medical bags, boots and more from over 50 different fire departments.
We are dedicated to providing equipment, training and support for fire service agencies in need. We focus on sustainable support through strategic planning, onsite training of emergency services providers, members of the community, school children and families and ongoing support. Firefighters Without Borders looks beyond the immediate need, looking at long term, multi-staged projects if necessary, to ensure long term safety in the community. Fire prevention and public education programs are key components of our long term sustainability approach.
Improving auto extrication through a multi-nation challenge
More than 1.2 million people die each year on the world’s roads, making road traffic injuries a leading cause of death globally. In order to help address this tragedy in Central America, Firefighters Without Borders is pleased to partner with the Honduran National Fire Service to present the Central American Vehicle Extrication Challenge.
Improving emergency response
Firefighters Without Borders is partnering with Emergency Solutions International of St. John, NB and the St. Lucia Red Cross to bring much needed training and modernized equipment to St. Lucia. This multi-stage project will start with introducing an Incident Command System to provide a common system for effective multi-agency emergency response.
Improving fire service fundamentals
A pilot First Nations partnership will be introduced in Moose Deer Point, near Parry Sound, Ontario to improve the skills of firefighters including basic fire suppression and vehicle pumping practices. We’re also putting together a much-needed community fire safety and public education program.