Urgent Help for Lebanese Civil Defense Volunteers
Many young civil defense fighter’s lives have been lost due to the lack of basic gear (fire-resistant protective costumes and shoes). 2,000 new volunteers have joined the Lebanese Civil Defense as of this summer but remain unequipped with protective gear. Brave volunteers of the Lebanese civil defense are facing perilous situations as they put their lives on the line to protect communities from fires, explosions, and the effects of climate change.
As you may already be aware, the Lebanese civil defense volunteers, in their unwavering dedication, work to safeguard their fellow citizens from fire hazards and other emergencies. However, they are confronted with numerous challenges, including a lack of critical equipment that protects them from fire, such as special protective outfits as well as shoes for fires.
Additionally, they lack the resources needed to effectively combat fires, particularly in forested areas, due to the absence of a UTV+ Ultra high water, that can drive over the rubble or in forest fires, Pumps (Portable Wild fire water pumps).
The gravity of the situation is compounded by the adverse effects of climate change, which have intensified fire incidents, making firefighting efforts even more arduous. Furthermore, the haunting memories of the tragic explosions in Beirut have left the civil defense volunteers on high alert, especially while courageously perform their duties.
Regrettably, the government's support to the Lebanese civil defense remains insufficient, leaving them with primitive equipment that jeopardizes their safety and effectiveness in responding to emergencies.
In light of these challenges, we humbly appeal to your esteemed organization for help and support. Your expertise in disaster relief and firefighting is invaluable, and your assistance could significantly improve the safety and efficiency of the Lebanese civil defense's operations.
We kindly request your organization to consider providing the following essential fire protection equipment for the Lebanese civil defense:
1. Special Shoes for Firefighters: Fire-resistant footwear to shield volunteers from extreme heat and hazardous conditions.
2. Protective Costumes: Heat-reflective clothing, helmets, gloves, and goggles, to safeguard volunteers during firefighting operations.
3. UTV + Ultra High Water Pump, that drives over rubble.
4. Portable wild fire water pumps
5. in addition to other equipments that are going to be shared later, images, estimated costs as well as with the quantity needed.
Your support can make a tremendous difference in saving lives and protecting communities from devastating fires. We are open to collaborating with your organization to ensure the proper distribution and utilization of the donated equipment, ensuring maximum impact.
Attached, you will find detailed information about the current situation, the specific needs of the Lebanese civil defense, due to the economical crisis in Lebanon.. We sincerely hope that you will take our appeal into consideration and extend your compassionate support to this noble cause.
Thank you for your time and consideration. Should you require any further information or wish to discuss this matter in detail, please do not hesitate to contact us. Together, we can bring hope and safety to the courageous volunteers of the Lebanese civil defense.
With heartfelt gratitude,
President of Rotary Club Beirut Liberty