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Equipment donated from Howard County Fire and Police Departments headed to Ukraine

Posted at 12:20 PM, Apr 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-22 12:20:58-04

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. — Equipment donated from the Howard County Fire and Police Departments will be headed to Ukraine to help those in need.

Hundreds of items of rescue, medical and protective equipment will be sent to Project Joint Guardian for the people of Ukraine.

“When there is a need, Howard County always finds a way to lend a helping hand,” said County Executive Calvin Ball. “When we heard about Project Joint Guardian to support the people of Ukraine, there was no question that we had to help. I’m so grateful to our Fire and Rescue, and Police Departments for their quick collection of needed equipment that will help those facing terrible circumstances.”

Project Joint Guardian is a nonprofit comprised of firefighters working to help those across the world in need.

The donations include:

Rescue and Firefighting Equipment

  • 2 chainsaws
  • 1 hydraulic spreader
  • 1 hydraulic pump
  • 2 hydraulic hoses
  • 1 50” hydraulic ram
  • 2 Reeves flexible stretchers
  • 2 backboards
  • 4 portable scene lights
  • 4 decontamination nozzles
  • 6 MSA full mask respirators
  • 6 pairs of decontamination boots
  • Turnout gear (approximately 20 sets)
  • Firefighter helmets (approximately 30)
  • Firefighting boots (approximately 30 pairs)

Medical Equipment

  • Adult and pediatric airway and breathing management supplies
  • Bleach germicidal wipes
  • IV supplies
  • Medications, including but not limited to epinephrine, ondansetron, atropine, dextrose, haloperidol, etc.
  • Adult and pediatric blood pressure cuffs
  • Trauma supplies, including but not limited to tourniquets, tape, cling, splints, decompression needles, sterile water, shears, etc.

Protective Equipment

  • 17 Armor Plates
  • 3 Plate Carriers
  • 3 Water Camelbacks
  • 71 Nylon Pouches/Slings/Holders
  • 6 Ballistic Helmets
  • 16 Ballistic Panels
  • 5 Ballistic Vests