“City of Johannesburg Emergency Management Services delivers four new state of the art Fire Engines to various Fire Stations throughout the City of Johannesburg, ” said Robert Mulaudzi, spokesperson for the City of Johannesburg Emergency Management Services.
On Wednesday, June 13, the City of Johannesburg Executive Mayor Clr Herman Mashaba, MMC of Public Safety in the City of Johannesburg, Cllr Micheal Sun together with the City of Johannesburg Emergency Management Services Acting Executive Head, Mr Mhlengi Makhubalo, handed over four new fire engines to various Fire Stations throughout the City of Johannesburg.
The new fire engines which were allocated to the following Fire Stations; Eldorado Park, Florida Park, Lawley and Ivory Park. They will render much needed fire and rescue services to the communities of not only the fore mentioned stations, but surrounding areas.
The delivery of these four new fire engines, forms part of the City of Johannesburg efforts to replace the ageing fleet at various Fire Stations throughout the City. Two fire engines are newly purchased and two have undergone full refurbishment, bringing them up to a standard that is as good as new.
“There have been a number of complaints from community members about the shortage and late arrival of emergency services units in the most parts of the City of Johannesburg recently, hence the delivery of this new fire engines.”
This initiative is also a way of the City of Johannesburg efforts to create a good working environment for Emergency Management Services personnel so that they can be able to perform to the highest optimum level without having to stress about lack of resources which they are suppose to use when responding to emergencies throughout the City.