Zambo City turns over 1 of 4 fire trucks to BFP

May 20, 2013 10:51 pm 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, May 20 -– The city government has turned over Monday the first of four fire trucks it purchased for the Bureau of Fire Protection this year reaffirming the city’s commitment to public safety.

Mayor Celso Lobregat together with Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde and other officials, amidst the drizzle turned over the pamper fire truck to BFP Regional Director Senior Supt. Carlito Oseña and Zamboanga City Fire District (ZCFD) chief Supt. Dominador Zabala, Jr. in simple rites in front of City Hall.

The three remaining fire trucks are set to be delivered and turned over middle of June.

The brand new fire truck, purchased at a cost of P5.9 million each has a minimum capacity of 3,800 liters or 1,000 gallons of water.

The city government spent a total of P23.6 million for the four fire trucks.

Prior to the turnover Monday, ZCFD personnel have demonstrated the capacity of the fire fighting equipment.

Oseña and Zabala expressed gratitude and appreciation to Lobregat and the city government for the continuous assistance and support in various forms.

They both stressed that the city’s assistance that come in the form of fire trucks and other fire fighting equipment, infrastructures, transportation and communication facilities and allowance to BFP personnel boost the agency’s emergency response services.

Lobregat said the purchase of the fire trucks, which is one of the many projects that he will turnover and unveil before he ends his third term in June 30.

“This forms part of our maximum support to the peace and order campaign,” Lobregat added.

In the next few days, Lobregat is also set to turn over to the BFP a new Rosenhabauer TLF 400 fire truck which the Dept. of Interior and Local Government deployed to Zamboanga City in response to the city government’s all out support to the ZCFD.

A demonstration on the capabilities of the P17.5 million Rosenhabauer fire truck will be set at the sports complex, after which the formal turnover will take place.

The city is also set to turn over to the BFP a newly-constructed sub-fire station in Barangay Sangali, 25 kilometers east of this city.

The schedule of the inauguration will be set along with the unveiling and turnover of the Sangali barangay hall and health center, according to Lobregat.

“These are proofs of the performance and achievements of the present administration,” Lobregat, who is the incoming District I Representative, added. (PNA)

HBC/TEOFILO P. GARCIA, JR./UTB

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