Today, December 12, in Kyiv, two firefighting tankers were handed over to units of the Zaporozhye region, which serve in the front-line settlements of Gulyaypole and Orekhovo. The cars were purchased from London Gatwick Airport for a symbolic price – one pound sterling. The project was implemented by the Ukrainian Firefighters Foundation in partnership with Mazda Ukraine (Auto International), which financed the repair and delivery of cars to Ukraine.
As the head of the fund, Andrei Tverdovsky, noted, Gatwick Airport usually sells fire trucks prepared for replacement through an auction. In this case, an exception was made to support Ukrainian rescuers in front-line areas.
Note that both tankers are made on the Scania 94D chassis with a two-row 6-seater Crew Cab. One car, manufactured in 2001, is equipped with a 300-horsepower engine, and the second, a little younger, made in 2005, is equipped with a 260-horsepower engine. With. In both cases, an automatic transmission is installed. Body superstructures are from local manufacturer Angloco Limited. Each tanker has a water supply of 1,800 liters and is equipped with a Rosenbaurer fire pump with a capacity of 3,000 l/min.
Before being sent to Ukraine, the cars underwent a “rejuvenation procedure” at the British company North Fire, which manufactures various specialized cars. And its leader, Olivers North, personally arrived in Kyiv to present two fire trucks to our rescuers. Note that this year he has already come to Ukraine twice to transfer armored Land Rover Defender SUVs. These vehicles, modified by the North Fire team, today help sappers in Kherson, as well as rescuers from Toretsk, in the Bakhmut district, Donetsk region.
Since the beginning of the full-scale war of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, the charitable foundation “Ukrainian Firefighters Foundation” has already supplied two fire trucks to the front-line areas (excluding today’s two), four operational headquarters vehicles, as well as three armored operational rescue vehicles. Also, underwater drones and the necessary equipment for underwater mine clearance were transferred to Kherson. In addition, every month the fund sends 20 tons of humanitarian aid – food, drinks, medicine, hygiene products.