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Safety: Anambra Unveils New Firefighting Equipment



The Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, has procured fire fighting equipment for the State fire service department.

The items include lengths of two and half inches by seventy-five feet delivery hose, inline inductor, hand control branch, foam making branch, insulated fireman axe, fire retardant coverall, safety boot, crash helmet, complete set of standard fire suits and chemical foam compound.

Presenting the equipment onbehalf of the Governor at the State Fire Headquarters, Awka, the Commissioner for Power and Water Resources, Mr. Julius Chukwuemeka, stressed that the presentation was in fulfilment of the promise to safety and security made by the Governor to ndị Anambra.


Mr. Chukwuemeka expressed optimism that the equipment would enhance the capacity of the fire service department to promptly respond to fire outbreaks and other emergencies.

He expressed the hope that the acquisition of the modern equipment would help the trained firefighters to become more effective and productive.

“Let me reiterate Mr. Governor’s commitment to the safety and security of ndị Anambra. We will continue to invest in modern equipment and training for our firefighters to ensure that they can effectively carry out their duties. We will also continue to work with other stakeholders to prevent fire outbreaks, and ensure that our people are safe from other disasters”, concluded the Commissioner.

The Managing Director, Anambra Strategy, Execution and Evaluation Office, Mr. Emma Onyilofor, said that their role was to confirm and ensure that all equipment procured were in consonance with what was requested for and approved by Anambra State Executive Council, especially as it relates to quality.

Mr. Onyilofor revealed that the Governor is trying to end the era of fire stations without fire equipment, just like he had put an end the era of schools and hospitals without teachers and doctors.

He urged the fire service to ensure that the equipment were used with utmost care.

Speaking earlier, the State Chief fire officer, Engr. Martin Agbili, appreciated the state government for granting their request for the equipment and called on ndị Anambra to always deploy fire safety measures in their homes, work places, cars and other public places to avoid unpleasant fire emergencies.

The Supplier of the equipment, Chief Charles Nchezo, and the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Power and Water Resources, Mrs. Ifeyinwa Uzoka appreciated the state government for procuring the best quality products that will stand the test of time.

The Commissioner and his team later inspected some of the old equipment that were undergoing repairs.

Source: ABS



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