The Progressive Firefighters Association (PFA) Charities Inc of Miami-Dade County, Florida, has generously donated various Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) valued at $8,392.50 to the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS).
This significant donation was officially handed over on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, at the Fire Service Headquarters in Accra.
The donated items include 30 sets of bunker coats and pants each, 30 firefighting/proximity suits, 20 helmets, 100 pairs of gloves, 50 hoods, 30 pairs of boots, 50 suspenders, 30 ear flaps, 15 goggles, and 5 HT1250 radios.
These materials aim to enhance the Fire Service’s capacity to provide firefighting services to the public and to facilitate training for firefighters.
The Chairman of the Fire Service Council, Hon. Kwame Anyimadu-Antwi, along with the Chief Fire Officer, received the donation on behalf of the Service during a brief ceremony. Also in attendance were Mrs. Doreen Annan, a member of the Fire Service Council, and members of the Fire Service Management Committee.
Hon. Kwame Anyimadu-Antwi expressed his gratitude to the Board of County Commissioners and the PFA Charities, Inc of Miami-Dade County, Florida, for their generous contribution.
He also appealed for continued support and assured that the donated PPEs would be effectively utilized by the GNFS.
Madam Tanya Y. Vetta Phillips, the representative of PFA, attended the event with her family and expressed her joy at being part of this vital charitable mission.
She highlighted the collaboration between her association and the Ghana National Fire Service as a significant step toward saving lives and protecting properties. She also mentioned that this collaboration opens doors for future philanthropic endeavors in Ghana, particularly in support of the GNFS.
Special recognition was given to DCFO Alhaji Richard Gibril Nuhu (rtd), DOIII Is-haq Iddrisu, and ADO I Engr. Wilhelm, whose tireless efforts facilitated this timely donation by PFA Charities, Inc of Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA.