German Firefighters Donate Equipment to Sisak Earthquake Victims

Lauren Simmonds

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As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, one of the largest convoys of humanitarian aid, with 23 vehicles and 50 German firefighters, arrived in Sisak-Moslavina County on Friday, organised by firefighters from the German province of Baden-Wurttemberg.

The German firefighters brought a total of 230 tonnes of various equipment to the Sisak earthquake victims, from firefighting equipment, clothing, hygiene supplies, all the way to much needed construction materials.

“We started collecting aid on December the 31st and we’ve already brought the first convoy of aid. The second convoy set off on Thursday at 16:00 with 23 vehicles and 50 firefighters. Since we don’t want to be a burden to anyone, we just came to deliver the equipment, we will help with unloading it, and we’ll leave to go back to Germany on Saturday morning after breakfast,’’ said the leader of the German convoy, Gerhard Lai.

The commander of the County Fire Brigade, Mijo Brlecic, thanked the Germans for the donation to the Sisak earthquake victims, emphasising that Croatian cooperation with German firefighters has a long tradition behind it.

A similar convoy had already arrived, he said, and the help of German firefighters was not lacking even during and after the end of the Homeland War.

The Germans will leave three fire trucks and two fire vans in Croatia to continue to help out with the earthquake relief effort.

Brlecic emphasised that valuable help lies in the construction material, which is currently what is most lacking.

For the latest information on the earthquake emergency, follow the dedicated TCN section


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