The Federal Fire Service has established a Fire training school for the South East, in Uzuakoli, Bende LGA of the Abia State.
The development was made known by the Controller General of the Federal Fire Service, Jaji Olola Abdulganiyu when the management of the federal agency paid a working visit to Abia State.
The Controller General, who was represented by the Assistant Controller of Fire Service, Ijeoma Achi-Okidi, informed the Governor of the citing of the fire service training school in Uzuakoli, said the project which is under construction, was attracted by a retired permanent secretary in the ministry of interior, Georgina Arisa, who is an indigene of Abia State.
She described the project as “a very good and robust fire station”, adding that the Federal Fire Service would give the state every needed support to prevent fire outbreaks and save lives.
The Controller General further disclosed that it had acquired 8 modern fire trucks and 15 rapid intervention fire trucks with the capacity to manoeuvre tight and rigorous areas, during a fire outbreak, adding that the vehicles would be sent to different states.
The Federal fire agency urged the Governor to protect the Federal investments and to maintain his support for the Abia State Fire Service.
Welcoming his visitors, Governor Alex Otti praised the efforts of the Federal Fire Service in protecting lives and property in the country and urged the agency to render every needed assistance to his administration to secure the lives and property.
The Governor appealed to the Federal Fire Service to give some of the sophisticated fire service trucks to Abia, which would be used in managing tight fire incident areas in case of outbreaks.
While appreciating the Federal government for establishing the training school in Abia, Otti noted that the donation of some of the sophisticated equipment would help in the security of lives and property of residents, considering the large size of commercial and industrial activities in the state.
“We do not want a situation where it would happen and then we would be running helter-skelter”, Otti told the firefighters.