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…
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…
Strengthening the Global Emergency Services donations pipeline: a survey
Over the last couple of months, GESA’s Global South Advisory Council (AC) has discussed the issue of donations – donations of equipment, gear and vehicles to underserved communities around the world. The AC looked at a wide variety of issues,…
Donation mismatch: a conversation with GESA’s Global South Advisory Council
Donations of Emergency Services gear, vehicles and rescue equipment are a welcome sight to under-resourced departments around the world struggling to provide emergency care. However, despite the best intentions of the donors, there’s often a mismatch between what’s donated and…
Combatting donor syndrome: a conversation with GESA’s Global South Advisory Council
Each year, millions of dollars of gear and equipment are donated by organizations and governments around the world to Global South departments in need. Donations span different brands, levels of wear and usability – some useful and some much less.…
How should we measure success in the emergency services sector? GESA’s Global South Advisory Council launches consultations
Circumstances vary from country to country, but every member of GESA’s Global South Advisory Council agrees: a fundamental challenge facing the future of Emergency Services throughout the Global South lies in measurement. How exactly can we measure success in ways…
GESA’s Global South Advisory Council – building our understanding of the way to better global emergency services
As part of GESA’s mission to increase flow of information between industry leaders in the Global North and Emergency Services (ES) practitioner leaders in the Global South, a GESA Advisory Council (AC) meeting was held on 13 March, with members…

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