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Federation of Associations of Ukrainians in Spain and Valencia community donate 2 fire trucks to Ukraine

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April 17,2024 247
Federation of Associations of Ukrainians in Spain and Valencia community donate 2 fire trucks to Ukraine

The Federation of Ukrainian Associations in Spain and the Valencia community have donated two fire trucks to Ukrainian firefighters. This initiative was coordinated by the Federation of Ukrainian Associations in Spain and Valencia firefighters, with the support of the Valencia City Council.

“We must unite. We must work… to help those who ask for it, who are waiting for it – Ukrainians who are currently in fire and blood. Let us unite for the sake of good, Ukrainians,” wrote Mykhaylo Petrunyak, President of the Federation of Associations of Ukrainians in Spain.

The Ukrainian firefighters in Obukhiv and Vyshneve, located in Kyiv Oblast, will utilize the two donated trucks. Moreover, the community has supplied them with various personal protective gear, including helmets, boots, uniforms, and gloves, along with medical equipment such as rescue stretchers, backpacks, medical kits, and materials for first aid like bandages, dressing materials, collars, and cannulas. Additionally, essential first aid items such as diapers or hygiene wipes, a generator set, and shelter materials like clothing and blankets have been provided.

“We have shown that the residents of Valencia support Ukrainians, and that we have a very big heart that goes beyond our borders, and Valencia firefighters and the Bombers pel Món NGO are examples of solidarity and examples of the best we have,” said Valencia’s fire prevention and firefighting advisor Juan Carlos Caballero.

The Bombers pel Món NGO has been collaborating with Ukrainian firefighters since the beginning of Russia’s war on Ukraine. Over the past two years, they have joined forces to help restore damaged infrastructure and fire services in several Ukrainian cities.

Petrunyak noted that the Valencia City Council previously donated an ambulance, a fire truck, material resources, and personal protective equipment.