Trips

2016 – Moldova

In September 2016 we headed back to Moldova, a small country with a population of just over 3.5 million, which is sandwiched between Romania and Ukraine. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 Moldova emerged as an independent republic. One of the poorest Countries in Europe, the economy...

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2017 – Serbia

This year’s mission was to supply five fully equipped fire engines and an ambulance to Serbia. Alongside the vital operational training for the Serbian Firefighters my main roll within the S.ER.A organisation is to roll out, where possible, a fire safety/prevention programme in the local schools and colleges. After an eventful...

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2009 – Moldova

The Scottish Emergency Rescue Association (SERA) left Rosyth bound for Zebrugee on Thursday 20th August 2009 with four fire engines and two ambulances. Fifteen of a crew made the journey, three per vehicle, consisting of firefighters, medics, mechanics, technicians and a driving instructor. Leaving Zebrugee on the Friday morning about 1000hrs...

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2011 mission to Chisnau, Moldova

This was our second trip to Moldova, but the first time to its capital, Chisnau. The preparations for this trip were as intense as always, with much to source and some equipment/machinery requiring repair or maintenance prior to our departure, all in addition to the work we anticipated during the...

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2007 & 2008 – Serbia

SERA’s 1st partnership trip was in 2007 to Serbia where we delivered 3 fully equipped fire engines and trained 50 firefighters from the towns who would receive the appliances. This was intended as a once in a lifetime trip on behalf of Blythswood however events on our arrival changed our...

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