Scott Health & Safety said it donated more than $600,000 worth of safety equipment to Haitian first responders, replacing badly needed supplies destroyed during the Jan. 12 earthquake.
While rebuilding has begun, public safety services still lack needed resources. The donations, made in partnership with Protect the Force and other safety equipment providers, were made to fire departments, the national power company and hospitals and clinics.
“Scott is glad to be a part of this effort to restore important public safety services to Haiti and to help keep their first responders safe after the devastating earthquake,” said Trent Smith, Scott’s vice president of sales, Americas.
The company provided the Port-au-Prince city and airport fire departments with self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), protective masks, eyewear, filters and gas detection equipment. Scott donated hardhats and protective eyewear for power line service workers and gave respiratory protective masks with filters to the Associated Public Health Labs for use in hospitals and clinics.