Fire bureau gets new fire truck-A A +A
Monday, March 4, 2013
THE Zamboanga City Fire District (ZCFD) received from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) a P17.5-million brand new fire truck.
ZCFD Fire Marshal Dominador Zabala Jr. said the distribution of the fire truck is aimed to improve the fire response services of the fire stations that are recipients of the latest distribution of firefighting equipment.
Zamboanga City is one of the 38 cities nationwide that received a new Rosenhabauer TLF 400 fire truck each, which were part of the 76 fire trucks, which the Bureau of Fire Protection is acquiring this year.
The fire trucks were purchased through a P1.1-billion loan granted by the Republic of Austria under its Official Development Assistance (ODA) and through the Unicredit bank of Austria AG.
The loan is payable in 17 and a half years inclusive of three and a half year grace period with an interest rate if one percent annually.
The fire truck is a 1,000-gallon water pumper truck with 240 horse power (HP) water-cooled main engine linked to water pump via power-take-off mounted in its chassis.
The fire truck, which is a four-door truck with seven passenger seating capacity, is capable to discharge 2,400 liters of water per minute and has a strong water canon that can push water to up to 62 meters horizontally and 24 meters vertically.
Zabala and Mayor Celso Lobregat received the fire truck on behalf of the ZCFD from DILG Secretary Mar Roxas II, who distributed the firefighting equipment last week. (Bong Garcia)