About Operation Florian

Operation Florian was established in 1995 as a UK fire and rescue service humanitarian charity and works to promote the protection of life amongst communities in need worldwide.

We deliver life-saving vehicles, equipment, supplies and technical expertise to fire and rescue services around the world.

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What we do

A 25-year legacy of hope

Since 1995 we have delivered life-saving equipment and expertise to fire and rescue services around the globe.

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Dedicated volunteers

Most of our Trustees and members are former or serving firefighters, who use their knowledge and experience to make a difference to communities in need.

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Values and accountability

Ensuring professionalism and accountability, we work tirelessly to ensure that every penny donated to us is spent wisely and in line with our values.

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How it all started

In 1994 a group of UK firefighters recognised that Croatian fire brigades were in urgent need of equipment due to the ongoing war. This is how Operation Florian was founded, as the group began donating equipment to the voluntary fire brigade in Supetar on the island of Brač.

In 1995 Operation Florian was officially established, and by 1996 the donations exceeded the needs of the island and support was extended to other areas in Croatia. As time progressed, Operation Florian began supporting more and more fire and rescue services around the world, by providing equipment, training and ongoing support.

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