- About EASST
In Ukraine, 78% of road casualties die at the scene of a crash, compared to less than one-third in the UK. By 2030 road crashes are forecast to be the fifth leading cause of death globally at 2.4 million fatalities a year unless measures are taken. Low and middle income countries account for 90% of global deaths but have less than half of the world’s registered vehicles. This is largely due to inadequate fire and rescue training and equipment.
EASST is one of the founding members of FIRE AID, an association of UK organisations and services with a mutual interest in providing ethical and sustainable donations of fire and rescue aid and training to countries facing the greatest challenges. Among other areas of work, FIRE AID provides guidance for donation projects, manages an equipment database, and provides a forum for discussion on issues relevant to its members.
FIRE AID is currently administered by Julie Utting of EASST and its Deputy Chair is Emma MacLennan. It receives core support for its activities from the UK Department for International Development (DFID) in recognition of the vital role carried out by UK fire services and NGOs in donating equipment and training to communities in need.
20th December 2016 Support our FIRE AID UK mission to save lives in Tajikistan by donating or sharing today
18th November 2016 We highlight our work on post-crash response to mark this year’s World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.
28th October 2016 FIRE AID Mission to Tajikistan 2016