Lethbridge City Council unanimously approved the Lethbridge Fire Department to donate expired or surplus items to support the war in Ukraine. Life cycled medical kits, expired disposable wound care items, and personnel protective equipment will be shipped off to help Ukrainian first responders. The Lethbridge Chief of Fire and Emergency Services, Greg Adair, says the items will be sent to Calgary first. There is no cost to the corporation for the listed items as they have no operational or market place value.
“Who will then be joining the group out of Calgary who is shipping it to Toronto and cross them through their donations from Toronto. It’s picked up through the Ukraine group in Toronto and sent away which will take two days to actually reach the front lines of Ukraine. We’re not a part of any of that, but we weren’t asked for any money or funding to actually transport that. That would all be taken care of through this individual who is organizing it.”
Further donations are being coordinated through retired Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services Captain Paul Wasylewich, who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.