Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service's (MAWWFRS) International Search and Rescue Team (ISAR) has recently been deployed to assist with preparing equipment to be used in rescue efforts in Ukraine.

As a member of the UK's International Search and Rescue Team (UK-ISAR), MAWWFRS crew members can be mobilised at the request of the ISAR Capability Team to undertake search, rescue and relief missions across the UK and around the world. 

The UK-ISAR Team has been operating for more than 20 years (MAWWFRS)

On June 12-14, UK-ISAR technicians from MAWWFRS were mobilised to Kent Fire and Rescue Service, where they were joined by ISAR Technicians from across the UK who tested, inspected and packaged equipment donated by numerous UK Fire and Rescue Services. 

This equipment was then delivered to Ukraine to be used in the rescue efforts following the Kakhovka Dam collapse on June 6, which caused extensive flooding.