BCT

Bravo Charlie Tango (BCT) is a group of dedicated volunteer Irish motorcyclists who are delivering emergency medical supplies to Hospitals/Medical Centres/Care Homes around Ireland to assist frontline medics in fighting COVID-19.

As a partner of TeamOSV,  Bravo Charlie Tango have joined forces with Covid Community Response to allow the public to donate PPE to Irish healthcare institutions in need, through an online matching and motorbike delivery service.  Through the goodwill of the BravoCharlieTango riders, this service has allowed the team to safely collect and deliver many donations of PPE, 3D printing materials, manufactured face shields and other items from door-to-door. 

Merv Colton, started work on producing face shields two weeks ago when the crisis escalated. Simultaneously, he then spotted an urgent appeal for PPE for James’ hospital and began collecting and delivering donations of PPE supplies, with the help of his motorbike network. So far, hundreds of batches of PPE have been donated to hospital frontline staff and other healthcare locations and over 1500 face shields have been produced and delivered. 

“We started out with the logic that many shut businesses may have surplus supplies that could help our frontline staff... creches, dentists, beauticians, hairdressers, tattoo parlours, all of those may have a couple of packets of medical grade gloves and or masks sitting on the shelf. Over the last week, the community and voluntary support within this initiative has been unbelievable - in terms of those willing to donate goods, deliver the materials, and spread the word” 

By partnering with Covid Community Response BCT hope to further increase the number of donations they can receive, and deliver to a wider range of facilities including care centres.

Donate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)

During this crisis, we need our community to help one another as much as possible. Our front line heroes all over the country need many basic supplies right now, particularly in the area of PPE personal protective equipment.

If you have products or raw materials which can be used to protect our front line staff and care workers, our Bravo Charlie Tango team will pick up and do our utmost to deliver them to those that need them most.

Every little helps.

Here are some of the materials we need. We will update this regularly.

Products:
PPE: Gloves, face-masks, face shields, bio-hazard suits and more. If in doubt please ask us.
Walkie talkies and baby monitors

Raw Materials:
Foam, elastic string for face shields
3D printing filament
Access to vacuum formers or laser cutters
Plastic sheeting

Please ensure these products are in good working order and in good condition. Boxes of disposable materials (e.g. gloves) should be unopened. We will not be able to return goods to owners. Donators will be notified by email or text about how to pass these materials to our delivery volunteers in a safe and hygienic manner. Those receiving these materials must acknowledge the risks associated.

You Donate. We Pick Up. We Deliver.

TeamOSV is an open-source design and make movement committed to the development of frontline emergency products and services to help fight the Covid-19 crisis. The initiative is made up of individuals who are committing their time and resources to create viable solutions to tackle the urgent needs of the community. 

The Bravo Charlie Tango biker team are a voluntary group of motorcyclists from all over Ireland, covering every country. We have committed to moving whatever needs moving in order to help our front lines by bike, car or van.

To see how this works, please drop by and visit our Facebook page here. Check out this video that shows our process from door to door here!

Irish Operations

For Bravo Charlie Tango support in Ireland, you can get it contact vie the following methods:

Textline (086 180 0256

Email: ppedonationsire@gmail.com

Live map indicating donations on their website: https://covidcommunityresponse.ie/donate-ppe

 
COVID COMMUNITY RESPONSE WEBSITE

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