Slovenia donates firefighting equipment to N Macedonia

Ljubljana – Slovenia dispatched EUR 76,000-worth of firefighting equipment to North Macedonia on Friday. The shipment includes special firefighting backpacks, chainsaws and firebrooms, the Foreign Ministry said.

Slovenian firefighters recently helped their Macedonian colleagues fight wildfires and saw first-hand that the latter do not have enough equipment.

Foreign Ministry State Secretary Stanislav Raščan, on hand for the send-off, said the shipment was proof of Slovenia’s excellent preparedness to rapidly respond to natural and other disasters.