Ormoc acquires new rescue truck-A A +A
Thursday, July 10, 2014
ORMOC City in Leyte has acquired a new rescue truck for faster response time from the Organized Rescue and Medical Aid of Ormoc City (Ormoc) during emergency situations.
Ormoc team leader Dominic Eamiguel said the new vehicle can also be used as equipment storage or carrier.
At present, every time there is a call, the rescuers need to manually carry their equipment that are stored at their headquarters.
The P2.8-million rescue truck is equipped with hydraulic attachments, three-ton capacity boom, winch, built-in generator set and flood lamps.
Responding to emergency and accident calls from nearby municipalities are likewise expected considering that Ormoc rescuers are trained and now equipped with the tools.
The high-end rescue truck is a surplus from Japan that was purchased in Manila and said to be the first in Eastern Visayas.
The fund used in procuring the new unit was taken from the city’s disaster risk reduction and management fund being part of enhanced capability program. (PNA)