Thursday, January 11, 2007

DFID to donate 28 Fire Engines

Twenty-eight fire engines donated to the government of Sierra Leone by the British Department for International Development (DfID) will be commissioned Thursday 11 January by Vice President Solomon Ekuma Berewa. This was confirmed by the Acting Chief Fire Officer, Alie Kamanda Bongay. Speaking to Concord Times at his Tower Hill office in Freetown Mr Bongay said the country's Fire Force was short of fire engines and that the new engines would help their response to fire disasters in the country. He said his institution was trying to construct three additional fire stations in the country and recruit more personnel to deal with fire outbreaks. He urged the public to promptly report incidences of fire so as to enable them respond adequately.

Source: allAfrica.com: Sierra Leone: 28 Fire Engines to Be Commissioned Thursday (Page 1 of 1)