In a bid to stem the increasing rate of fira outbreak in Bauchi State, the state Government has boosted the state fire service with modern firefighting equipments for effective and efficient fire and rescue services.
Inspecting the equipments today at the headquarters of the State Fire Service, the Commissioner Works and Transport, Alh. Ibrahim Gambo Galadima reiterated the determination of Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed Administration to ensure safety of lives and properties to the advantage of the well-being of its citizens.
He noted that Government has procured four 4 Brand new firefighting trucks and refurbished Four others to enable it address the challenges of the absence of logistical support for firefighting officers at the Local Government Councils.
Ibrahim Gambo Galadima explained that Governor Bala Mohammed has approved the allocation of the newTrucks to Ningi, Alkaleri, Bauchi and Zaki fire sub- stations and the refurbished ones to Toro, Dass, Darazo and Misau fire sub- stations.
Earlier in his remark, The Director Bauchi State Fire Service Engr. Bala Abubakar Garba has commended the Commissioner for the visit and the Government for empowering the state fire service.
The Director used the medium to caution people in dealing with hazardous materials that could lead to fire outbreaks, putting unnecessary pressure on fire service operations in the State.