Even a small rural department like ours has gear that is underused, too old, or has been replaced with a better alternative. Firefighters Without Borders collects this gear and takes it to developing countries where they distribute it and give training in modern firefighting techniques.
Chief LaRose took a pickup truck load of helmets, bunker gear, hoses, old breathing apparatus, and some machinery to Vancouver Island where it was picked up by a FFWB rep for their upcoming operations.
It is satisfying to us that our old equipment is going to help out a smaller, poorer department instead of ending up in a landfill. Thanks to FFWB for all their good work.