Our work

Operation Florian works to promote the protection of life amongst communities in need worldwide.

Since 1995 we have donated vehicles, equipment, supplies and expertise all over the globe. After donating equipment, our teams stay with local fire crews to provide training and support, ensuring they are able to get the most out of what we deliver.

Fire science training by Operation Florian

Our mission

To promote the protection of life amongst communities in need in any part of the world by the provision of equipment and training to improve fire fighting, first aid and rescue capabilities.


We provide fully serviceable equipment and personal protective gear to our projects around the world. This gives our recipients the confidence and capability to provide a lifesaving service in their own communities.

Given the right tools and guidance, they can develop their fire and rescue services to the high standards we experience in the UK.


We source fire appliances, ambulances and operational response vehicles all of which are fully serviceable. We also provide the recipients with training in the care and maintenance of all vehicles and equipment This involves partnerships with the wider UK emergency services and specialist manufacturers.

Fundraising and sourcing donations of vehicles and equipment can be challenging at times, however, the rewards are immense for our volunteers and, more importantly, the receiving communities who have asked for our help and support.    


We provide professional training for professional people.

The personnel in our training teams are volunteers drawn from all levels of the UK fire and rescue service and other emergency support organisations. They all have a wealth of experience and expertise.

We support all aspects of training including operational, technical/community fire safety and command and control courses delivered to a worldwide standard. We also teach our recipients how to service and maintain the donated vehicles and equipment.

We have strong partnerships with academic establishments and many fire and rescue services throughout the UK.

Get in touch

Please use this form to contact us with any questions you may have. We aim to reply within four working days.