The Town of Matthews Fire & EMS Department has donated approximately 30 self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) to the Port-au-Prince Rotary Club of Haiti. The equipment is used by firefighters to breathe during hazardous situations.

The department learned of the need in Haiti two months ago – prior to the earthquake. The SCBA were not being used by the Matthews Department because they have purchased new equipment that is compatible with that of other neighboring departments. The donated equipment is operational and usable. The department will work with Rotary members in the U.S. to ship the gear to Haiti.