ANGELES CITY -The AngelesCity Fire Station has received a brand new Rosenbauer TLF 4000fire truck from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). This was announced by CityFire Marshall Chief Inspector Gary Alto, who said Angeles City is among the 38cities in the country that received a brand new fire truck from DILG Secretary Mar Roxas.
Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan thanked the DILG for including Angeles City in the first batch of recipients of the 38 modern fire trucks.
“We thank President Benigno ‘Noynoy’Aquino and DILG Secretary Mar Roxas for providing the new Rosenbauer fire truck which will be of great help to our city,” Pamintuan said. The distribution of fire trucks is part of the late Secretary Jesse Robredo’s program of modernizing the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP).
Alto said the 38 fire trucks were part of the 76 fire trucks that the BFP is acquiring this year.
Alto revealed that Angeles City has five serviceable fire trucks.
“The acquisition of this new fire truck will help boost the fire fighting capability of the (fire) department,” he said.
The new fire truck is capable of discharging 2,400 liters of water per minute at 62 meters horizontally and 24 meters vertically or equivalent toan eight-storey building.
Alto added that the fire truck has two small hoses that can be pulled out on-the-spot which is useful for quick response suppression. The truck can also use water from other sources such as water hydrants and natural bodies of water. Aside from this, the new truck has four doors and can sit seven passengers. It also has side lockers and compartments for easy access of fire fighting accessories and rescue of victims.
Angeles City is one of the 38 cities in the country that received new fire truck. Other cities include Quezon City, Batangas City, Baguio City, Cebu City and General Santos City, among others.