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Punjab Fire Service
FIRE AID Steering Committee memberAsian Fire Service Association (AFSA), work with the UK Fire & Rescue Service and supporting agencies to enhance equality and diversity, and associated values. In Pakistan, they continue to assist emergency services in their development and opened their first international office at the newly established Emergency Services Academy in Pakistan in 2015.

In 2015, funded by FIRE AID, AFSA Interim Chair Mehrban Sadiq, General Secretary Yasmin Bukhari, and AFSA Volunteer Keith Trotter (Tyne and Wear FRS) travelled to Pakistan to continue AFSA’s valuable work in Punjab. The team held a series of meetings and stakeholder workshops to further develop their work in the region. A key activity was the opening of AFSA’s first international office at the newly established Emergency Services Academy in Pakistan from where collaboration between Rescue 1122 (the Punjab Emergency Service) and AFSA will be managed. Rescue 1122 is the largest emergency humanitarian service of Pakistan with infrastructure in all 36 districts of Punjab and provides technical assistance to other provinces. Rescue 1122 has rescued over 3.18 million victims of emergencies through its Ambulance, Rescue & Fire services, and Community Emergency Response Teams covering a population of over 80 million: Read More

To read more about AFSA’s work in Pakistan and other areas, please visit their website: http://afsa.co.uk/projects/

Donor

Name: Asian Fire Service Association (AFSA) Location: United Kingdom

Recipient

Name: Punjab Fire Service Location: Pakistan