Build­ing safe com­mu­ni­ties

The delivery of the fire en­gines forms part of the City’ s Emer­gency De­part­ment’ s ef­fort store place age­ing fleet at var­i­ous sta­tions.

Inner City Gazette - - Front Page - By Staff Re­porter [email protected]­ner-city-gazette.co.za

Ex­ec­u­tive Mayor Her­man Mashaba, Act­ing EMS Chief, Mr Mh­lengi Makhubalo and Cllr Michael Sun, handed four new fire en­gines to the De­part­ment of Public Safety’s Emer­gency Man­age­ment Services.

The delivery of the fire en­gines forms part of the De­part­ment’s ef­forts to re­place age­ing fleet at var­i­ous sta­tions.

Two fire en­gines are newly pur­chased and two have un­der­gone full refurbishment, bring­ing them up to a stan­dard that is as good as new.

One fire en­gine will be al­lo­cated to each of the fol­low­ing fire sta­tions: Florida, Law­ley, Ivory Park and El­do­rado Park.

Ear­lier this year, the City’s EMS also handed over one new fire en­gine to each of the fol­low­ing sta­tions: Fairview, Jab­u­lane and Cosmo City.

“Res­i­dents of Jo­han­nes­burg have over the years raised con­cerns about the City’s abil­ity to se­cure their safety in the event of an in­creased num­ber of fire out­breaks. I can hap­pily as­sure res­i­dents that through the pro­cure­ment and pos­ses­sion of these fire en­gines, the De­part­ment of Public Safety will en­sure that the City is able to al­le­vi­ate much of the pres­sure that has been placed on our Emer­gency Man­age­ment Services.

Ac­quir­ing these fire en­gines forms part of the City’s commitment to build safe com­mu­ni­ties and there­fore a safer city,” said Cllr Sun.

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