Fire Service control 100 fire outbreaks, saved lives, property worth N162 million in Bauchi in 2021 – FFS
The Federal Fire Service (FFS), said it has fought more than 100 fire outbreaks, and saved property worth N162 million and many lives in Bauchi state in 2021.
Assistant Controller General ‘Zone C’ of the agency, ACG Baro Alfa, stated this when he paid a courtesy visit to Governor Bala Mohammed, at Government House Annex, Bauchi yesterday.
Baro said, “Federal Fire Service in collaboration with Bauchi State Fire Service are ready to fight fire outbreak in any part of Bauchi state this year. Apart from Lagos and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, no state in the country currently has the firefighting equipment of Bauchi State.”
“All of them are digital and they include two firefighting trucks which carry 5000 litre water capacity, one water tanker which takes 10, 000 water capacity. The water tanker supports the firefighting trucks as well as fights fire.”
ACG Alfa also said that in a bid to fight fire, the Federal Fire Service also donated a state of the art ambulance to secure lives and property in the state, “This ambulance is a mini hospital itself. It has oxygen and other life saving facilities.”
The Assistant Controller General assured that the Federal Fire Service would continue to support the efforts of the Governor Bala Mohammed administration to curb fire accidents in Bauchi State, “To support you sir, the CG took some staff with health qualifications for training and believe you me sir, he chose the best four for Bauchi and they are here in Bauchi with me as part of his promises to you.”
He appealed to the Governor to support the Federal Fire office in the state with fueling and maintenance of the newly acquired firefighting gadgets.
He disclosed that Nigeria was expecting Emergency Firefighting trucks to enable firefighting personnel access every nook and cranny of communities in the country, to quell fire outbreaks, he assured Governor Mohammed that he would ensure one was delivered to Bauchi.
Responding, Governor Bala Mohammed thanked the CG for the firefighting gadgets delivered to fight fire in the state, and promised to merge the firefighting emergency service and the fire service unit into one to boost the fight against fire outbreaks in the state.
Mohammed said his relationship with CG Liman dates back to his days as Minister of the FCT, adding that the relationship has brought lots of goodwill to Bauchi State.