These boots are made for walkin' across borders

St. Marys Fire Department donates boots to Firefighters Without Borders Canada


  • Community   Wednesday, January 12, 2022   Town of St. Marys



The St. Marys Fire Department has donated a truckload of firefighter boots to Firefighters Without Borders Canada (FWB Canada). Twenty-one pairs in total are being donated to fire service organizations in need.
The decommissioned boots are still in great condition and suitable for service, however they expire for use in Canada after 10 years. Without organizations like Firefighters Without Borders Canada, the gear would likely end up in a landfill. This donation has a replacement value in the thousands of dollars range.
Fire Chief Richard "Andy" Anderson who spearheaded the initiative, was excited to be able to assist the organization with their important cause as firefighting equipment is urgently needed worldwide.
"Honduras, Dominican Republic, South America, the Philippines and other places in the world often don't have suitable equipment for their firefighters," he said. "We have the unique ability to be able to provide them with that. In doing this, we are helping to protect other communities while establishing a bond with our fellow brothers and sisters globally."
Anyone wishing to donate or learn more about Firefighters Without Borders can do so at firefighterswithoutborders.org.
For more information on the St. Marys Fire Department, visit their website at townofstmarys.com/fire or contact Fire Chief Richard "Andy" Anderson at 519-274-2340, ext. 201.