„Global Fire Fighters Germany“ (GFFG) is a privately based aid initiative of the fire protection engineers and volunteer firefighters Jürgen Sprengel and Harald Schillegger, both from Dortmund. The unique aid project is being realised as part of a project tour around the world using a four-wheel drive expedition vehicle. As a company that attaches great importance to corporate social responsibility, SEPA EUROPE is supporting this remarkable initiative.
The project vehicle is equipped with fire extinguishing units and rescue and EMS equipment to provide first aid in emergency cases. The vehicle serves not only as a roll container for the project team but also for first aid purposes, e.g. in the event of road accidents or emergencies in sparsely populated areas that have an inadequate firefighting or rescue service infrastructure. The project vehicle is equipped for several weeks of self-sufficient operation far from civilisation. The large fuel tanks have a capacity for more than 2000 km.
SEPA EUROPE supports the project by giving advice and providing fans that enable the ventilation of the loading space of the project vehicle. Mr Sprengel of GFFG was delighted to inform us: „We were able at long last to install the new front fan in our vehicle which had taken somewhat longer than planned due to the structural requirements. We are however, extremely satisfied with the result and above all with the excellent performance of the installed fan of SEPA EUROPE “. Robert Cap, Managing Director of SEPA EUROPE, is impressed by the undertaking and looks forward to supporting future projects.
GFFG concentrates on the training programs for fire protection in both emerging and developing countries as well as the active networking between firefighters in helper countries and vulnerable countries and provides support with regard to equipment. The aim is sustainable improvement of the desolate situation of the highly motivated yet more often than not inadequately equipped firefighting services in poorer countries. Furthermore, the GFFG will propagate the system of the voluntary firefighting service based on the German model and actively submit proposals as to how old civil or military vehicles can be converted into improvised fire protection vehicles.