We fight African fire – Mission: Tanzania

SPONSOR A FIRE TRUCK WITH US IN TANZANIAN VILLAGE, BUTIAMA

The aim of our campaign is to collect funds for buying a fire truck and necessary equipment as well as creating a fire brigade in Butiama,
Tanzania.

Butiama is a place where Polish Resurrectionists have been working for years, including a priest, Daniel Hinc. Together with Kuba Walkowiak
they both noticed the problem and a necessity to set up an operable fire station there, one which will be able to ensure safety of the
inhabitants. At the moment the closest fire brigade is located 45 km from the city, which in fact makes it impossible to provide aid to the
people. The aim of our campaign is to collect 200,000 for the purchase of a fire truck and necessary equipment as well as establishing a fire
brigade there in Butiama, Tanzania.

Goal: PLN 200,000

More information about the organizer, purpose, purchase, location and current collection status – on the project website

Website: http://www.gasimyafryke.pl

Goal # 1 Purchase of a fire truck + adjustment.

Pierszy etap zakładał zebranie części środków i  zakup wozu strażackiego dla wioski Butiama w Tanzanii. To najważniejszy element naszego projektu, jednocześnie najbardziej „budżetochłonny”. Szacowany koszt zakupu – odpowiedniego dla kraju i warunków tam panujących – pojazdu wynosił 100.000 zł. Dzięki poszukiwaniom wozu w Polsce, ale także poza granicami kraju m.in. w NIemczech i Anglii udało się go finalnie zakupić za 64 500 zł. Do tego doliczyć należy koszty ubezpieczenia, tymczasowych  oraz stałych tablic, rejestracji i paliwa. Nie wliczamy kosztów przeglądu technicznego, gdyż nieodpłatnie wykonała go dla nas Stacja Kontroli Pojazdów Zbyszek Kopras z Fiałkowa k. Poznania za co ogromnie dziękujemy. Obecnie sprawdzamy czy auto rzeczywiście musi posiadać kierownicę po prawej stronie – jak się okazuje przepisy tanzańskie nie są przejrzyste w tej sprawie oraz przymierzamy się do jefgo doposażenia i dostowania do afrykańskich realiów 🙂 Równolegle realizujemy już cel drugi, dlatego nadal zachęcamy do wsparcia.

*** Wóz strażacki wykonał dwie misje w ciągu pierszych dni po zakupie!

Pierwsza misja – w drodze z Niemiec do Polski, gdyz Adamem Malińskim przewieźliśmy wózki i balkoniki dla osób niepełnosprawnych  (czytaj więcej o transporcie auta -klik).
Druga misja – podczas prezentacji wozu  – zajecia dla dzieci i dorosłych na PolandRock Festiwal 2019 w Kostrzynie (czytaj więcej o PolandRock 2019  – klik).

Goal # 2 Equipment necessary for safe use of the fire truck

Apart from a fire truck we are planning to equip Butiama with the equipment necessary for safe use of the fire truck and efficient fire fighting. That includes not only firefighter suits, but also helmets, shoes, gloves and vehicle equipment. The list is long and will be adapted to the collected funds on an ongoing basis. We keep our fingers crossed, ask you to do the same and to support our campaign.

Goal #3 Transport to Butiama.

In spring 2020 we are planning to deliver the fire truck together with the equipment to the village in Butiama. Personally. On wheels. It will be a large logistic operation and we intend to launch it not later than the mid-2018. In 2017 our project was joined by an excellent rally driver, Grzegorz Baran, who has an extensive experience in driving trucks in difficult conditions and also can pride himself on mechanic skills, which may be of substance in terms of our trip.

Whichever route we take, we will have to cover at least 10,000 km. You will be updated on our progress, even if while writing these words the goal seems yet to be too remote.

Goal #4 Fire training. 

Our last goal would be setting up a local fire station in Butiama, along with training volunteers in using a fire engine,
carrying out necessary repairs and effective using equipment elements with compliance with safety rules.

We have over 10-year experience in National Fire Service – thus we will do our best to pass our know-how over to the local community and future users of the fire truck.

Will they be able to make the best of those opportunities out there, in Butiama? After our last visits to Tanzania we are sure that we hand the equipment down in the right hands.

If our goals are close to yours and you are willing to contribute to the project, contact us or donate.

Fundacja Mają Przyszłość
ul. Młyńska 45
62-070 Konarzewo

Title of the transfer: “GASIMY AFRYKĘ – DAROWIZNA”

The account number in Alior Bank (changed since 01.2018)
44 2490 0005 0000 4600 3246 9899

Contact to the Coordinator and Organizer of the collection:

Phone: (+48) 600-255-710
E-mail: kuba@gasimyafryke.pl

Contact to the Foundation supporting the collection since 01.2018:

Phone: +48 883 135 051
E-mail: fundacja@majaprzyszlosc.org.pl