Effective donations transform into sales – a Global South practitioner’s story

Written by GESA (Global Emergency Services Action) As Head Technical Coordinator and a Volunteer Firefighter with the Guayaquil Fire Department, Jesse Hunter is responsible for a wide variety of activities. Hunter started his career as a volunteer firefighter 17 years…

Donations – an essential guide, Part 4

By Chris Gannon, writing for GESA (Global Emergency Services Action) Before considering donations… Donations of gear and equipment, as we’ve discussed in earlier articles, can be a mixed bag.  Some contributions are in the end useless, occasionally even dangerous. Estimates…

Donations – An Essential Guide, Part 3

By Chris Gannon, writing for GESA (Global Emergency Services Action) To see Parts 1+2 of this article on the complexity of Emergency Services donations, the various donor types, and how regulations play a role in the ecosystem, please see Part…

Donations – An Essential Guide, Part 2

By Chris Gannon, writing for GESA (Global Emergency Services Action) To catch up on Part 1 of this article, which introduces the complexity of Emergency Services donations and outlines the various donor types and their circumstances, please follow this link:…

Donations – An Essential Guide, Part 1

By Chris Gannon, writing for GESA (Global Emergency Services Action) Firefighters around the world may share a common commitment, but it doesn’t mean they all have the resources they need to get the job done. As a result, Emergency Services…

Kicking off 2022 with work on GESA’s Equipment Exchange

Departments and communities across the Global South struggle to get the equipment they need. Budgets are tight, procurements can be slow and inefficient, and the process for getting donated gear can take years. At the same time, the process for…

Looking forward at 2022 – GESA’s plans for the new year

As we celebrate the end of GESA’s first full year of operations, we look forward to what 2022 will bring for our organization. In 2021, we established our Global South Advisory Council (AC) – a body of practitioner experts from…

Reflecting on GESA’s first year: a roundtable with our advisory council

December marks the end of GESA’s first full year of operations, and what a year it has been! Among the accomplishments we’re most proud of is the establishment and growth of the GESA Global South Advisory Council (AC) – a…

Strengthening community support for emergency services around the world

Is there enough public support for Emergency Services personnel worldwide? Citizens in the Global North often take Emergency Services (ES) for granted. Firefighters, EMTs and other first responders are the bedrock of society – the community looks up to them…

Working to make the global gear donations process work better – take GESA’s five-minute survey

GESA (Global Emergency Services Action) is an international non-profit organization that works with Emergency Services practitioners, consultants and equipment manufacturers to promote quality Emergency Services (ES) around the world. Our latest project looks at the world of donations – donations…

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