Abuja - Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, has commissioned more than 30 customized firefighting trucks and equipment to the state’s Fire Service.
The fire-fighting vehicles and other equipments which include 15 Fire Eagles, 15 Rapid Eagles, two Aerial telescopic turn-table, ladder and two Maintenance vehicle workshops on Wheel as well as fire fighting Apparel for the personnel.
These were handed over at a ceremony at the Lagos State Fire Service Headquarters Ikeja Lagos.
In his remarks before presenting the equipment, the Governor stressed the need for citizens to assist the professional fire-fighters to do the job without hindrance.
He appealed to residents to protect and maintain street signs in their localities to enable services to locate them in times of emergency as well as desist from hampering the work of the emergency responders.
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According to him, this could be achieved by citizens not crowding at the scene of fire or other emergencies.
Fashola appealed to residents that when such occasions arise, they should not only grant access to the fire fighters or other first emergency service responders but also stay away from the scene of the crisis.
“We continue to appeal that whenever this happens, and we pray it will not be frequent, you must help them you must assist them to get to the point of crisis. These are highly trained, well equipped fire fighting personnel. But if we block the access to where the fire is, we get in the way of doing their job,” he said.
The Governor added that government had already trained a total of 570 young men and women, 10 from each of the 57 Local Governments Areas and Local Council Development Areas of the State as first emergency service responders to work in collaboration with the State Emergency Management Agency in case of emergencies in any of the council areas.
- CAJ News