Operation Florian and Workington Rotary International are continuing their partnership to deliver fire appliances, equipment and training to the Homa Bay Region in Kenya. This is the second phase of this joint venture.
The first phase involved the shipping of two fire appliances donated by Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service and equipment donated by Operation Florian. This was followed by members of Operation Florian and Workington Rotary flying out to Kenya to carry out a training programme.
This latest phase is centred round shipping of two Volvo Fire appliances donated by Greater Manchester Fire Service to Operation Florian and equipment sourced by Operation Florian. This will be followed in the future by Operation Florian members and Workington Rotary carrying out a two week training course in the Homa Bay Region. The training will consist of pump familiarisation and pump operation, ladder drills, firefighting and rescue exercises, basic first aid and equipment maintenance. The timing is subject to the pandemic that is ever present.
This donation of vehicles and equipment is much needed in the Homa Bay Region. The fire cover is minimal and recourses virtually non excitant. Backed up by training this donation will enable Homa Bay to increase the level fire service capacity and start to develop safer communities.
This project shows the power of partnership working. How when organisations combine with different skill sets and resources they can achieve a positive end goal that helps communities in need.
If you or your organisation would like to donate to this project, please do so via our website or through Workington Rotary International (Cumbria)