The Ondo State Government has procured eight state-of-the-art firefighting equipment to combat the menace of fire outbreaks in the State.
The fire trucks will be deployed across the three senatorial districts of the State to ensure efficient coverage.
This is contained in a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the State Governor, Richard Olatunde.
The state Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, approved the procurement of the modern firefighting equipment as part of his commitment to enhance the fire service’s capabilities in handling emergencies within the state.
“During a meeting in August 2022, where he received Mr. James Olatunji, the Zonal Commander of the Federal Fire Service overseeing Ondo, Ekiti, and Osun states, Governor Akeredolu assured that the government would procure advanced firefighting equipment.
Each of the newly acquired firefighting trucks has a two-row cabin with air conditioning, equipped with a WD615.69, 336HP, Euro II engine, and a HW19710 transmission with 10 forward gears and two reverse gears. The trucks also feature a HF7 front axle with a capacity of 17,000kg, drum type, and a ST16 rear axle with 216,000kg, drum type. They are fitted with 315/80R22.5 tubeless tires, 11 in total, including a spare tire, and a 400L fuel tank.
Furthermore, the Fire Tankers possess impressive 10,000-liter water and 2,000-liter foam capacities, accompanied by state-of-the-art equipment to tackle fire effectively and efficiently.
Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Ade Adetimehin , was present at the Government House,to receive the equipment on behalf of the Governor.
With these modern firefighting trucks now in place, the people of the State can be rest assured that their safety is prioritised and the firefighting force is well-equipped to respond swiftly and effectively to any fire incidents that may arise.”