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Just want to wish you all a very Happy New Year. This has been a very busy year with 5 missions away and 3 containers sent full of equipment. We have also had Knockhill Racing Circuit come on board as a supporter and so becoming our first regular donator of cold hard cash for our work. We have carried out a few training sessions with the most recent Flood Response/Water Rescue training taking place at the start of this month. We also have the Last or maybe the first ( probably both) event of the year organised by Instructor Graham Campbell hosting a New Year dance in Dundee. This along with many other events and fundraisers by members this last year made this a really successful year.
On another note we have a container going out to Albania on the 10th Jan at 1300hrs (1pm) from Dunfermline Fire Station but we will be sorting equipment out on the 9th at 1200 (noon) to get it ready and checked over before we load the next day. So if anyone can assist on either the 9th Jan at 1200(noon) for a couple of hours to ready the kit for the container or can assist with the loading the next day 10th Jan at 1300 it would be greatly appreciated. This container should arrive around the end of the month ( Jan) and our team (convoy 47 Albania) fly out on the 15th Feb to carry out training. So it looks like we are hitting the ground running this year. If you can assist please let me know ASAP please.
Finally I again want to say to you all it is a pleasure and an honour to be your Chair in this great charity, and hopefully we can do even more to assist our colleagues abroad this coming year. Please have a very Happy New Year and stay safe.
David Kay O.B.E.
Convoy 46 Paraguay a great success
Our 46th Mission worldwide set off at the end of October for an 18day mission. One of the main tasks was to train and equip 2 Urban Search and Rescue teams with donated Scottish Fire Service equipment.
Initially a team of 4 flew over and 2 members carried out a week long Timer Shoring course and the other 2 did some B.A and RTC work. We were then joined by the remaining 2 members one of which GM Bert Stewart from the SFRS who accompanied the IFRA members to see first hand what we do. The mission was a great success and a report will follow soon.
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Convoy 47 Albania
Last week I finalised an agreement with a UN agency working in Albania to send a
container of equipment in Mid-