FG inaugurates 13 firefighting trucks to combat fire outbreaks


FILE PHOTO: Firefighter

The Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, on Tuesday in Abuja inaugurated 13 modern firefighting trucks and 11 water tankers  for the Federal Fire Service (FFS) to combat fire outbreaks in the country.

According to Dambazau, one bus for conveying fire fighters and other operational equipment are included.

He said the service had never taken the delivery of a large number of vehicles such as this at once since its inception.

“The service has been battling with lack of adequate and modern equipment to perform its functions whenever the need arises.

“As at 2015, there was only one serviceable fire truck in the FCT Command when I went round the FCT units.

“That was when the idea of providing modern fire fighting vehicles and other equipment was conceived.

“With the express support of President Muhammadu Buhari, what looked like…

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