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Nigeria Touts Improved Fire Service, Installs 10 New Fire Rigs

Officials say they are also intensifying firefighter training and risk assessment

By This Day Live

The Federal Fire Service has acquired 10 modern fire-fighting trucks to improve its responses to cases of fire disasters across the country.

The federal government also lauded the agency for saving about 724 lives and properties worth N1.629 trillion between June and October 2019 across the country.

Speaking while inaugurating the newly acquired 10 modern fire trucks yesterday in Abuja, Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, described the delivery of the new trucks as testimony of the determination of President Muhammadu Buhari to repositioning the Federal Fire Service.

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According to him, the new firefighting trucks and their deployment to the various new zonal offices would ensure a drop in incessant fire outbreaks in the country.

Aregbesola said the agency has continued to save lives and property through its prompt response to fire outbreaks in the country, even as he thanked the president for repositioning the service.

“The Federal Fire Service has experienced phenomenal transformation from a moribund department to a vibrant organization equipped with modern firefighting equipment and committed personnel.

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