Bulqize, an isolated mining community high up in the central mountains of Albania, will receive their first fire and rescue vehicle, this will have some mine rescue equipment on board as well as having a full firefighting capability.
In addition to the fire and rescue appliances, this mission also provided the medical services of Gjakova with an array of much needed medical equipment and medical supplies. Each year the OPT strives to collect any available medical equipment that has no further need here in the UK, i.e. superseded by new, but can be still be put to effective use. All these functioning pieces of equipment are taken out to the health centres and hospitals in Kosova. In addition many other items are taken out as we have them donated to us, this can include school books, clothing and electronic equipment etc.
The convoy took five days to drive to their final destination, the city of Gjakova in Kosova. After the distribution of the medical equipment and fire appliances, together with some fire training for the Fire-fighters with their new appliances, nine of the eleven personnel flew home. The other two drove the van and trailer back across Europe.
The Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard would like to acknowledge and thank Helston Fire Station, Lizard Trailers, John Carey, Respeath Garage (Crowlas), ATS (Helston), Bowdens (Home Hardware), Sainsbury's, Devon and Cornwall Police, Morwenna Spicer and Chris Ellis for their kind help and support on their role in this project preparing the Land Rover.
more Rotarians Eddy Search, David Cromey, Ray Harris, Bernard Hinson and Steve Ford manned a stand at this annual event to raise public awareness of the District OPT and the current club project.
more Raising funds to support the Club's refurbishment of the Landrover; part of the District 1290 Overseas Project Team (OPT) Convoy.
more The Landrover has been refurbished by the Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard for use as a Fire Support/Rescue vehicle.
back Participation by the Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard in the District 1290 Overseas Project Team (OPT) and its activties.