San Jose, California – San Jose will soon join the list of cities and countries that provided help to Ukraine since officials in San Jose stated two days ago that the city would send more than $1 million worth of safety equipment to first responders in Ukraine.
San Jose will donate equipment to the relief organizations Nova Ukraine and Firefighter Air Ukraine, including 183 air cylinders, 600 mask-mounted regulators, 373 self-contained breathing apparatus air packs, and a few hundred self-contained breathing apparatus masks.
As the war against the Russian military invasion continues throughout Ukraine, the two organizations will thereafter distribute the equipment to Ukrainian firemen and other first responders.
At a press conference held on Thursday to announce the donation of equipment, Mayor Sam Liccardo of San Jose, said that “this is a country that critically needs our support and our help, and I’m grateful that San Jose can play some small role in that effort.”
According to the mayor, the San Jose Fire Department will be the one to provide the necessary equipment.
Nova Ukraine said firefighting crews around their country are battling hundreds of fires on a daily basis.