Kalimantan Emergency Response

A firestorm is engulfing Kalimantan. Help connect frontline forest firefighters with the WMP20 Multi-purpose Water Pump (with fire hoses) and the people of Palangkaraya city, Kalimantan with 3M VFlex Particulate Respirator.

3M™ VFlex™ Particulate Respirator 8210 and 9105, N95
Respiratory Mask
  • Economical N95 disposable particulate respirator
  • 3M proprietary filter media and V-shaped pleats helps make breathing easier
  • Pleats flex with mouth movement while talking
VFlex Particulate Respirator

This project has been completed.
Thank you to all who contributed.

WMP20 Multi-Purpose Water Pump
Water Pump
  • Industrial grade pump capable of pumping 220 gal./min.
WMP20 Multi-Purpose Water Pump

This project has been completed.
Thank you to all who contributed.


In August 2015, peat fires ignited in the Kalimantan forest. These fires are still burning today producing harmful smoke and particulates that is blanketing Palangkaraya City and its surrounds. People in Palangkaraya are living under this suffocating haze causing an increase in very serious smoke related health issues such as upper respiratory infections.

How we can help: 

We are connecting 3M VFlex Particulate Respirator to the people of Palangkaraya City and its surrounds in Kalimantan island, Indonesia. The 3M VFlex Particulate Respirator is a lightweight, disposable mask which is designed to help provide quality, reliable respiratory protection for certain non-oil based particles. The 3M VFlex Particulate Respirator will protect the people of Palangkaraya City from inhaling the harmful smoke and particulates. We are also connecting frontline firefighters with the WMP20 Multi-Purpose Water Pump (with fire hoses) to help them battle new fire fronts.

Who are we working with: 

We are helping the people of Palangkaraya City and its surrounds, Kalimantan, Indonesia. Based on data from the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB), 10 people have died from smoke related health complications, a further 503,000 people have suffered from Acute Respiratory Infections (ARI), and more than 43 million people have been affected by the smoke. The WMP20 Multi-purpose Water Pump (with fire hoses) will help frontline firefighters to battle new fire fronts.


Given the urgent situation, Kopernik will distribute the technology for free.

Project timeframe: 
One month
Location :
Reaching 3500 people
Funding Information: 
  • No N95 rated masks were available locally or within South East Asia as such masks were procured in Japan.
  • There will be no shipping cost for the firefighting equipments as it is locally sourced.
  • Instead sending 3,500 respirators, we were able to sent 3,600 respirators, reaching more families in need.
Local Partner Contribution: 

Our local partner, OuTrop, will distribute the technology to the people of Palangkaraya city and its surrounds for free.

Project Costs: 
Cost TypeCost DescriptionCost Unit AmountCost QuantityCost Amount
Product - 3M VFlex Particulate Respirator N95
Cost of technology
Product - WMP20 Multi Purpose Water Pumps
Cost of technology
Product - Firefighting Nozzle
Cost of technology
Product - Firefighting Hose Pipes
Cost of technology
Shipping - 3M VFlex Particulate Respirator N95
Includes shipping, duty, clearance
Customs & duty
Customs and duty costs for the respirators
Payment processing fee
3.3% average based on the average size of project and average donation amount
Administration fee
Fluctuations in currency exchange rates and shipping costs may change the final quantity of technologies we ship for this project.

A huge Kopernik thank you to the 70 people who pitched in $5,721.05