This video give a great summary of AFM's first training trip in Kherson, Ukraine. Note the use of local, available resources to support the training. When equipment is not available to do the job - we work to get creative to support skill advancement with locally available tools and materials.
In November 2018, AFM was approached by Tavreski Christian Institute and the Kherson, Ukraine, State Emergency Services Unit (Kherson Fire Department), to assist in Kherson, Ukraine by expanding our program there. While skeptical at first of expanding outside of Africa, we seriously considered the request and after very fruitful meetings and discussions it was determined that the goals, objectives and needs in Ukraine were in line with AFM’s mission. In April 2019, AFM donated and shipped 350 sets of firefighter protective clothing, training materials and a set of Jaws of Life to Kherson. And in May 2019, Executive Director, Dave Moore visited Ukraine to better understand the need of the fire service.