Photo of the Week: Ukrainian firefighters respond while at war
This week's photo is part of a slideshow showcasing the heroic actions of Ukrainian firefighters as their country remains under attack from Russian forces
By Rachel Engel
KYIV, Ukraine — As the fighting continues amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the heroic actions of Ukrainian first responders are grabbing the attention of the international media.
Dodging bombs, tanks and gunfire, firefighters in Ukraine continue to respond to requests for help from their fellow citizens, doing what they can with the resources they have. Their plight is making waves across the globe, as first responders worldwide gather donations to ship to the war-torn country, including everything from ambulances, fire apparatus, gear, uniforms, PPE and anything else that might be of use as the Russians continue their assault on Ukraine.
Learn more about the effort to assist Ukrainian first responders:
- Into the war zone: What firefighters, medics and EMTs should consider before going to Ukraine
- Calif. FF sets up relief effort for Ukrainian FFs, plans to head to country next month
- N.Y. FFs collect gear for Ukrainian FFs
- IAFC: 12 Ukrainian firefighters killed in the line of duty
- N.J. FFs gather gear to send to FFs in Ukraine