Richard Coates Oversea Aid Projects
Richard Coates is a former Senior Fire Officer and is presently a Fire Consultant. Richard is a local resident in Horton near Datchet and is an ardent campaigner for keeping 24 hour cover at Windsor Fire Station. Richard has attended numerous Fire Authority meetings and has submitted many of the following questions to that body.
Overseas aid to developing countries
Contact details are:-
Richard J Coates MIFireE; FCMI
Berkshire, England, UK
Home tel:+44 (0)1753-682097
Mobile +44 (0)7818-427175
Sponsorship for future aid packages would be extremely welcome and evidence of former aid packages can be sent to donors.
I would be very pleased to meet any prospective partners.
Richard has recently assisted in the supply old UK fire appliances to Malawi. Second hand uniform and equipment have also been provided. Training has been given and vulnerable people have been made safer as a result of his labours. Photographs and descriptions of this work can be observed at the foot of this page.
Malawi:Training and Hand Over Display.
Line up by a Blantyre training officer of mixed group of firefighters from all 4 cites (Blantyre, Lilongwe, Zomba and Mzuz) receiving the fire appliances. The tabards, clothing, and equipment were all donated and the 4 fire appliances paid for by a business consortium of insurance company, BP Malawi and other industries.
Training in the use of high pressure hose reels plus 64mm delivery hose.
The Malawi hand over display to the Minister of Local Government.
A display showing weight of water attack using ground monitor and hand held branches.
The Minister of Local Government being shown around the appliances by the business consortium which paid for the 4 appliances plus shipping.