FCT Fire Service says it has saved over two billion naira worth of properties in the nation’s capital, Abuja from fire outbreaks in seven months.
The Director FCT Fire Service, Julius Opetunsin who made this known during inauguration of a new fire service station in Zuba Abuja, said the station would enhance quick response to fire outbreak incidences in the area.
The Director while explaining that the FCT Minister has earmarked money for the procurement of fire fighting equipment, called on the FCT residents and stakeholders to work with men of the fire service in addressing issues that lead to fire outbreaks.
Mr Opetunsin hinted that the Service now has 15 Fire Stations within the FCT, with over 325 fire incidences recorded From January to date.
His said that” When you go to salvage people and property, and people now vandalize those vehicles, they are not encouraging the FCT Minister’s effort. It is not only fire that we fight. We also go for recues.”
Opetunsin further enjoined residents to call the emergency lines of 122 or 121 immediately once they notice disaster for quick response within two to three minutes.
On his part, the Director legal Services Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC), Isah Abdullahi corroborated that the job of a Fire Service Officer cannot be overemphasized, he stressed the need to support the officers.