70 Ukrainian communities received firefighting equipment from the Solidarity Fund Poland thanks to funding from the EU provided through our partnership with BGK (Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego).

Fire safety has become especially relevant in the context of the Russian Federation’s military aggression against Ukraine. Thanks to the EU’s funding, firefighting equipment was provided to local or volunteer fire departments to 70 communities in 17 regions of Ukraine. This aid, worth about 24 million hryvnias, has helped communities react more quickly to fires, protect citizens’ lives and prevent property damage.

The EU funded project has been supporting local volunteer fire fighting services so that they can effectively contribute to civil protection. Communities that have been the victims of Russian aggression and the ones supporting internally displaced people were among those receiving the aid.

This material aid, funded by the EU, contributes to the long-term sustainability and development of local civil protection systems in Ukraine. It increases citizens’ influence and engagement in local governance affairs and improves response to emergencies.