FCT Fire Service saves 2.35 billion worth properties

FCT Abuja fire service at work during a fire outbreak
Ernest Sunday

The Director FCT Fire Service, Julius Opetunsin has revealed that FCT fire service officers have saved properties in the Federal Captial Territory (FCT) worth about 2.35 billion in the last seven months.

The director disclosed this during an inauguration of another new fire service station in Zuba, stating that the new station will help to suppress the case of fire outbreak.

Opetunsin said, ”With the addition of this one now, we have 15 Fire Stations within the FCT. From January to date, we recorded about 325 fire outbreaks; we save 2.35 billion property during this period."

“It is not only fire that we fight. We also go for rescues. Recently we have flood disaster, and we have a building collapse.”

Opetunsin urged people to help them in carrying out their works by protecting the equipment of fire service officers.

“When you go to salvage people, property and people now vandalise those vehicles; they are not encouraging the FCT Minister’s effort.

"I want to implore them that once there is a fire, they should just call us and within two to three minutes we are there. They should protect our equipment so that we will protect lives and property.”

The director legal services Abuja Municipal Management Council (AMMC), Isah Abdullahi reminded people that the job of Fire Service Officers is an essential service to the community, residents must support them.

He added that the FCT minister’s participation cannot be overemphasized and must be appreciated.

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