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Republic of Moldova
A number of FIRE AID member organisations including Blythswood Care, UK Rescue Organisation, Operation Florian, and EASST have delivered considerable fire and rescue aid and road safety initiatives to the Republic of Moldova – significantly increasing its capacity to both respond to and prevent emergencies.

A particular focus has been to improve the emergency response to road traffic collisions in Moldova – a country with the third highest road fatality rate in Europe. As well as the loss of human life, it also brings a high socio-economic cost at around 3% of the Moldovan GDP. Factors contributing to this unacceptably high figure include the length of time for rescue assistance to reach incidents, a lack of necessary equipment to respond effectively, and gaps in knowledge of those responding to incidents particularly regarding extrication.

To read more about the equipment, training and support provided from the UK organisations to Moldova please use the following links:

May 2016: UKRO delivers Moldova’s Second National Rescue Challenge
April/ May 2016: Florian Donations and Training
October 2015: Moldova’s Inaugral National Rescue Challenge, UKRO
April/May 2015: Saving Saveable Lives: UK Continues Delivery of Fire and Rescue Aid to Moldova
November 2014: Evalutaion Visit
September 2014: Blythswood Care Donation to Nisporeni
April/May 2014: Donation of Fire Appliances 2014
October 2013: UKRO, EASST, Florian Scoping Visit

Donor

Name: United Kingdom Location: United Kingdom

Recipient

Name: Civil Protection and Emergency Situations Service of the Republic of Moldova Location: Republic of Moldova