MSA Safety公司、杜邦公司和全国志愿消防委员会(NVFC)正在通过MSA和杜邦公司的Globe gear Giveaway帮助志愿消防部门获得急需的装备。到2020年,13个部门将各获得4套新变速装置和4套新头盔,以帮助提高消防队员的安全。前500名申请者还获得了MSA提供的一年NVFC会员资格。

MSA和杜邦全球装备的最新接受者是密苏里州Doniphan的Highway K志愿消防队和劳顿的Valley View志愿消防队。

K公路志愿消防队

高速公路志愿消防队(高速公路VFD)保护着南密苏里州95平方英里的农村地区

高速公路志愿消防队(高速公路VFD)保护着南密苏里州95平方英里的农村地区,服务于900名居民,平均每年接听35个电话。该部门的16名志愿消防员来自密苏里州的多尼芬市,他们共用12套变速齿轮,所有这些齿轮都是由其他消防部门捐赠的,年龄在15到25岁之间。

由于没有足够的防护装备,消防员的许多正常职责变得更加困难和危险。消防局将其成员的健康和安全放在第一位,由于他们可用装备的年龄和状况,消防员不会在建筑物发生火灾时进入内部,除非有人被困在里面。

依靠自愿捐款和捐款筹集资金

高速公路VFD不支持任何税款,而是依靠自愿捐款,捐款和资金筹集。消防局的消防员和董事会每年花费数百小时帮助筹集资金,但社区成员的捐款有限。

由于运营成本不断上升,加上预算不足,购买多套道岔齿轮是不可能的。除了安全方面的影响,从MSA安全和杜邦公司获得的新装备将有助于K高速公路志愿消防局招募新的消防员。

许多受过训练的消防员不愿意志愿到一个不能提供最新装备的部门工作,K高速公路志愿消防部门的格雷格·格林伍德说,并补充说。我相信,拥有能够发给受过较高训练的志愿人员的最新装备,将有助于招募和留住志愿人员。

山谷景志愿消防部门

谷景志愿消防部门是一个相对较新的部门,服务于俄克拉荷马州南部的农村地区

位于俄克拉何马州劳顿市的谷景志愿消防部门是一个相对较新的部门,服务于俄克拉何马州南部的农村地区。除了保护他们站附近的15平方英里,消防部门是一个国家认证的紧急医疗反应机构,并响应其他地区提供他们缺乏的消防安全和救援服务。

谷景志愿消防局(Valley View Volunteer Fire Department)成立于2012年,大部分的防护车都是其他消防部门捐赠的,但现在已经有10到15年的历史了。消防局的大部分预算都花在了建造消防站和装备消防车上,几乎没有钱去购买变速车。

我们攒够钱(买新装备)的时间可能太迟了,如果现在用我们现有的旧装备发生什么事的话,谷景志愿消防部门的林牛顿局长说,并补充说:“(通过MSA和杜邦的全球装备赠品)获得新装备将使我们在装备方面符合美国国家消防协会的标准,更好地保护我们的消防员。

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