Fire Brigades Union

Fire Brigades Union

November 15, 2011 06:02 ET

Humanitarian Aid to Palestine

DUNDEE, ENGLAND--(Marketwire - Nov. 15, 2011) - FBU give a cautious long awaited welcome to the Israeli Military's decision to release most of the humanitarian equipment donated to the Nablus Fire Department.

Jim Malone, Scottish organiser says 'Today's news gives us some hope that this is nearly the end of what has been a long journey from Dundee to Nablus, the Palestinian firefighters will now, hopefully prepare to take ownership of the life saving equipment'.

The FBU project delivered 150 sets of fire kit, 80 helmets, 80 pairs of fire boots and 100 pairs of fire gauntlets. The FBU called for the speedy release of the BA sets, 20 of which were also donated but are being held back by the Israeli Authorities.

Jim Malone said 'The Palestinians have only a few BA sets, for the project to be completed we need this life saving kit to be delivered'.

Contact Information

  • Media contact
    FBU regional organiser
    Jim Malone
    07801 047 613