Bob Vinci, right, delivers face shields to the Shirley Fire Department through his FaceShields for First Responders Metrowest program.

HARVARD — Using his tech knowledge, Bob Vinci of Harvard set up five 3-D printers in his home, researched National Institute of Health specs, dug into his own pocket for raw materials and got to work.

His goal is to deliver face shields to 25 fire departments west of Boston, including Ayer, Boxboro, Carlisle, Concord, Devens, Groton, Harvard, Shirley and Westford. To date, he has delivered more than 80 face shields to eight fire departments.

Vinci has created a GoFundMe page to cover costs of his FaceShields for First Responders Metrowest project. His goal is to raise $5,000.

Vinci, an engineer and member of the Harvard Lions Club, started the project in April, when Harvard Ambulance Service put out a call for face shields.

Each fire department or ambulance service will receive a dozen 3-D printed face shields with the department’s name printed at the top of the visor, plus instructions for use and maintenance within 10 days of their request.

To donate to the effort, visit