Appeal to International Fire and Rescue Organizations for Assistance to the Emergency Organizations Acting in Zones of Armed Conflict in the Southeastern Ukraine by the Committee for Public Support of the Residents of Southeastern Ukraine
The Committee for Public Support of the Residents of the Southeastern Ukraine is deeply concerned about the humanitarian situation in the self-proclaimed Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics and take all possible relief measures.
In these severe conditions, under massed intense fire at times, firefighters and rescuers liquidate fire outbreaks, clear the debris, evacuate people, and defuse unexploded ordnance.
But there is a lack of resources and special equipment. Partially the equipment was damaged during battle actions; fire stations were ruined and require reconstruction. Modern emergency rescue vehicles, fire pump stations, ladder tracks and elevators, respiratory protective devices, labor saving tools, new special clothes are essential to conduct effective rescue operations. Today, people, destined to help those got into trouble, need help themselves.
However, there are those whose sufferings are a hundredfold more painful – war-affected children, injured children, children who lost their parents, children in orphanages. They are waiting for professional help and do hope for protection.
The Committee for Public Support of the Residents of the Southeastern Ukraine appeals to international fire and rescue organizations, namely the International Association of Fire and Rescue Service, the International Civil Defense Organization, and to the whole brotherhood of rescuers and firefighters to help colleagues in the Southeastern Ukraine.
Everyday several millions of firefighters and rescuers worldwide put their lives on the line to save people in numerous countries. Representatives from different countries often work shoulder-to-shoulder in the course of joint humanitarian rescue operations in different corners of the world. Team spirit and mutual supportiveness are tested in extreme conditions.
The Committee for Public Support of the Residents of Southeastern Ukraine addresses to the firefighters and rescuers in the whole world not to stay on the sidelines and lend a helping hand to colleagues risking their own lives to rescue people in need and distress.
Russian union of Rescuers
with the JSC «Bank “Saint Petersburg», Saint Petersburg, SWIFT : JSBSRU2P,
via account N 8900608463 with BANK of NEW YORK MELLON,
via account N 001-1-907409 with JPMORGAN CHASE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION