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Lord Greenhalgh, the Minister of State for Building Safety and Fire at the Department for Levelling Up, Communities & Housing and Home Office, expressed his gratitude to the fire industry for their commitment and time in providing the 22 vehicle convoy to Ukraine. This convoy was the largest ever single donation of fire and rescue equipment from the UK.
The Minister states "The success of the convoy in delivering sorely needed equipment exemplifies what can be achieved when fire and rescue services, the charity and industry sectors, and government work together - and is a testament to your commitment and dedication."
Lord Greenhalgh goes on to state " I have been particularly impressed by the scale of the collaboration between a wide range of stakeholders; not only between the fire and rescue services, FireAid and the industry sector, but also the NFCC, the National Resilience Assurance Team in Merseyside, which co-ordinated the activities of the services, UK ISAR and officials in Cabinet Office and Border Force who worked so hard to speed up the administrative processes."
The minister concludes with "I hope you all take pride in what you have achieved in making this convoy happen in support of the Ukrainian fire and rescue services and the Ukrainian people.
25 January 2023
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