Enugu donates rapid response vehicles to state fire service
The Enugu State Government has donated four rapid response vehicles and a 12,000-liter capacity water tanker to the State Fire Service, to assist fire-fighting agency operations in the state, especially during the dry season.
Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prof. Simon Uchenna Ortuanya, who handed the equipment to the State Chief Fire Officer, Okwudiri Daniel Ohaa, on behalf of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, disclosed that the state government procured the vehicles “to enhance the work of the Enugu State Fire Service”.
Ortuanya noted that Ugwuanyi’s administration earlier constructed five ultra-modern fire service stations in the three senatorial districts of the state, after 56 years such life-saving infrastructure were built in recognition of the importance of an effective and efficient fire service in safeguarding lives and property.
He added that the state government also procured five IVM fire-fighting trucks for the five fire service stations, stressing that the newly procured rapid response vehicles and the water tanker handed over to the agency were timely in view of the harmattan season.
Responding, Ohaa commended Ugwuanyi for the attention he was paying to the state fire service “to ensure that we discharge our duties effectively, professionally and efficiently. We never received this kind of support in the past.”
Ohaa, who disclosed that the state government had approved the procurement of additional water tanker for the state fire service, assured the governor and the Enugu people that the fire-fighting agency would not disappoint them but would do its best to protect lives and property in the state.