Thursday, June 28, 2007

City acquires new fire fighting vehicles


By Tando Mfengwana
28 June 2007

The City of Cape Town has acquired 11 new fire fighting vehicles to strengthen the City’s fire-fighting capability.

Mayor Helen Zille is announcing this acquisition to media on Thursday at the Roeland Street fire station.

The new vehicles are part of the city’s replacement programme that will reinforce the current Fire and Rescue Service fleet.

Five of the vehicles are Mercedes based Destroyer 1528 Rescue Pumpers; four fully equipped 4x4 Rescue vehicles and two fully equipped 4x4 Bush Fire-fighting vehicles.

In a statement the City’s Chief fire officer, Ian Schnetler says that the vehicles will not only enhance operational efficiency but also boost morale among fire-fighting personnel.

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