A FIRE tanker, a fire truck of 9,000-liter water capacity and a rescue truck purchased by the city of Dagupan have arrived to augment the existing firefighting equipment of the city.
The new trucks were delivered on Wednesday (March 7) to the city. All these are now at the city plaza.
These put to 11 the number of fire trucks now operating in the city which include three from the city government, two from the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), four from Panda, one from Star Plaza and one from CSI.
The new rescue truck is fully equipped with tools and rescue equipment. It is also equipped with electronic ladder, a pulley capable to lift a weight of 2.9 tons, and an integrated lighting to make rescue operations easy even at nighttime.
Mayor Belen T. Fernandez said the newly acquired trucks will be of great help in saving lives and properties in the city.
Fernandez promised to set aside more than P2 million from the city’s budget this year for the purchase of another new fire truck for the BFP.
“We don’t have to be champion only in sports but also to be a champ as a clean and safe city,” said Fernandez.
F/Chief Inspector Georgian Pascua and City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office head Ronald De Guzman thanked Fernandez for her full support to disaster management and rescue operations.
De Guzman said the fire trucks can also be used to ration water in the barangays when the need arises. (Joseph C. Bacani/CIO)
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