MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Public Safety Donations to Ukraine

Published on April 05, 2022

Arlington County’s public safety agencies have come together to organize participation in the relief efforts for Ukraine. 

The County’s Fire Department, Police Department, Sheriff’s Office, and Department of Public Safety Communications & Emergency Management are donating equipment, medical supplies, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to first responders in Ukraine. 

For this initiative, Arlington is coordinating with United Help Ukraine, a grassroots, entirely volunteer-based organization that will handle the shipping of the donated goods, including 200,000 disposable gowns, 9,000 Particulate Respirator N95s, 19,000 latex gloves, more than 100 ballistic vests, 150 sets of firefighting gear and breathing apparatus, and two pallets of firefighting hand tools.

Who: Between 10:00-11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 7, 2022, media are invited to hear remarks from and conduct interviews with:

  • Katie Cristol, Chair of the Arlington County Board
  • David Povlitz, Chief of the Arlington County Fire Department
  • Deputy Chief of the Arlington County Police Department
  • Aaron Miller, Arlington County Director of the Department of Public Safety Communications and Emergency Management
  • Chief David Kidwell, Arlington County Sheriff's Office
  • Igor Scherbakov, Arlington County Public Safety Procurement Specialist
  • Vlad Ovchynnikov, United Help Ukraine

What: Donation event 

When: Thursday, April 7, 2022, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Where: N. Quincy Site, (1439 N Quincy St.)

RSVP: By Wednesday COB with Ryan Hudson

Parking

Parking for media is available in the areas labeled as R-2 and R-2 in the below map. 

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