From left to right: UCPR Warden Gary Barton; Michel Chrétien, Director of UCPR Emergency Services; and Mayor Guy Desjardins. (Photo courtesy of UCPR).

UCPR thanked for sending ambulance to Ukraine

At its latest council meeting, the United Counties of Prescott and Russell was presented a plaque thanking it for having donated an ambulance to Ukraine last year.

The donation came as part of the Ambulances for Ukraine project, which was started by the Saskatchewan-Ukraine Relations Advisory Committee.

An article posted on the website of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress says the project started ” in response to the critical need for high-tech medical ambulances created by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the resulting humanitarian crisis.”

Michel Chrétien, the director of UCPR’s emergency services, said he was approached to make the donation last year.

“We joined in immediately,” he said. Despite the ambulance reaching its expiry date here, Chrétien said it was inspected and met the criteria to be sent overseas.

Old stretchers and uniforms were also loaded onto the truck.

“So if you go to Ukraine, you might see some people wearing Prescott-Russell uniforms,” he joked.


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