Fire Service to donate resource packs to local charities

Resource packs are being donated to a number of local charities by an emergency service.

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 12:07 pm
Andrew Lane, Watch Manager, Resilience Policy and Planning at Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, with the items from the donated resource packs.

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service is upcycling a number of its resource and resilience packs in the hope they will be beneficial to charities and groups across Tyne and Wear.

The packs would usually be used by fire fighters during incident and training purposes but are no longer required.

The contents include wet weather kits, such as ponchos and trousers; waterproof overalls; rubber footwear and a single use towel.

Andy Lillford, Head of Resilience for Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, said: “The resilience packs have formed an integral part of our kit bags for many years with these particular versions no longer being required.

"But instead of them being discarded we wanted to upcycle the items and provide them to local charities who may find them useful for their day-to-day activities.

“We are confident that people can be creative in their thinking of how the packs can be used.

"They could be ideal for people running a community garden project, a homeless charity, resources for a summer camp, or an outward bounds course. The sky’s the limit.

“Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service plays a very active role in the local community and we hope these donations will be well received.”

Any groups or charities in the Tyne and Wear area wishing to request or enquire about obtaining any of the free resource pack should contact [email protected]

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