Let’s give the vehicles a new life
By 31 December 2017, we will collect 11,200 euros for the repair of rescue cars.
At the end of November, an assessment was published, according to which the equipment of many voluntary rescuers does not meet the current requirements. Vehicles are lacking insurance as well as technical inspection certificates. Although the details and scope of this issue are still being clarified, we point out that the Rescue Association has, for the past several years, drawn the public’s attention to the fact that the average age of equipment used by volunteers is over 30 years.
In other words, in the case of Tallinn-Narva highway traffic accidents, home fires and land pollution for example, rescuers all over Estonia use rescue vehicles that came out of the factory in times when even the perestroika and glasnost hadn’t reached their full glory. Although voluntary associations have tried to repair the cars at all times as much as they can, the Rescue Association is organising such fundraising for the first time.
“Our goal is to raise a total of 11,200 euros by 31 December, i.e. by the last day of the year,” says Kaido Taberland, CEO of the Rescue Association. For this money, the Rescue Association tries to repair as much equipment used by volunteers as possible, which is currently waiting for one or another missing part. Everyone can make a contribution starting from 1 euro and donate in the support environment of the Rescue Association.
“At the end of the campaign, we will publish a review of all projects that received funding, that is, of the technology that got a new life,” adds Joanna Adler, Head of Sponsorship and Partnership for the Rescue Association.
Photo: Member of the Vajangu Firefighting Association Toomas Sillamaa, who by his 50th anniversary, restored an old tank vehicle all by himself from beginning to end.