Press Release

Israaid Donates to the Dominica Fire and Ambulance Service

As part of its ongoing efforts in disaster preparedness and risk reduction, IsraAID donated a laptop and projector to the Dominica Fire and Ambulance Services Division. These items aim to help support the efficiency of the Service in the execution of its duties. This donation is also a gesture of appreciation to the Service for its continued support over the years. The laptop will go to the fire prevention unit, whilst the projector will be used by the operations department.

The fire service has been an amazing partner, particularly in the last year. We have been able to work with them to host fire prevention and first aid sessions with parents and teachers of some preschools and search & rescue training in the south. The fire officers contribute so much to our society and we are happy to able to make this contribution to them

Mrs. Wynela Francis, IsraAID Senior Programme Officer

Representatives of the Fire & Ambulance Services expressed their appreciation for the donation:

On behalf of the fire and ambulance services, I would like to thank IsraAID for making such gestures and donating to us, tools that we think that are going to be very useful in the delivery of the services that we offer such as Fire Safety, First Aid and CPR and also the training of our staff.

Kennedy Ferguson, Station Officer- Grand Bay

It has been a pleasure collaborating with IsraAID, We have seen that we have reached out to quite a number of residents due to the collaboration. We have conducted a number of training in First Aid, CPR and Fire Safety. It works well for both organisations to have such good collaboration and I am quite pleased with the donation. This equipment received today will be used to conduct similar training. I just pray that moving forward we will continue this dynamic collaboration and will be improved over the years.

Chris Cadette, Sub-Station Officer – Roseau

IsraAID launched its initial Humanitarian Mission to Dominica following Hurricane Maria in September 2017. IsraAID Dominica has worked in the areas of disaster preparedness, education, livelihood, and more in communities across the country. IsraAID’s remains committed to supporting Dominica’s effort to become the first climate-resilient nation.

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Two weeks after Hurricane Maria hit the independent island of Dominica, IsraAID arrived to conduct initial assessments and deliver much needed relief. IsraAID's team is focusing on expanding livelihood opportunities and disaster risk reduction.

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