California firefighter plans aid mission to Ukraine | Guest: Eric Hille

A firefighter in San Diego County, California, has started Operation Joint Guardian, an effort to help the people of Ukraine.

Eric Hille, a veteran of the US Army, planned to just send USAR equipment over there. Many civilian structures are being heavily damaged by Russian rocket attacks and local USAR resources are unable to keep up.

Then, when he found out that aid workers on the ground wouldn’t know what to do with the supplies, he decided to take some volunteers to Ukraine and pitch in.

They’re raising the funds needed right now.

Eric Hille is an Engineer with the San Miguel, California, Fire Department. He also runs the “US/Mexico Firefighters United” nonprofit aid organization.


The fundraising website for this project (Task Force Joint Guardian)

Eric’s Facebook (includes several news story links)