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23/09/2016: The City’s new administration is making sweeping progress on getting its fire rescue fleet back in service
23 September 2016
When MMC for Public Safety Clr. Michael Sun vowed to get the city’s fire rescue fleet back into service, he wasn’t talking cheap.

In less than three weeks, the Department of Public Safety has made strides and got back 19 fire rescue vehicles back to service at various fire stations including; Orange Farm, Lonehill, Fairview, Dobsonville, Central, Kibler Park, Roosevelt Park, Hodgeson Street, Hunters Hill, Jabulani and Lawley fire stations.

In order to ensure that rate payers’ monies are put to maximum benefit, MMC Michael Sun has tasked a dedicated official to monitor and follow up on the maintenance of the city’s red fleet with the service provider.

“We must strive for service excellence especially in the emergency rescue service. Our firefighters and paramedics are always at the coal-face of life-and-death situations and put residents’ lives before their own. Regrettably, there have been incidents in the past where residents took their anger and frustration out on our fire fighters and paramedics because of slow response time or lack of rescue effort, but they did not know that the city faced a critical shortage of rescue resources which was the major cause of the problem”.

Previously the city has always denied there is a shortage of fire engines.

“We must communicate transparently with our residents. I call for a collective effort between the communities and city’s government to prevent and rescue unfortunate incidences, with this joint effort, the city will be a much safer place for all” says MMC for Public Safety Clr Michael Sun.

Issued by: Clr Michael Sun
Member of the Mayoral Committee for Public Safety

For further information please contact: Pearl Moagi
Coms & Stakeholder Liaison Officer
Office of the MMC Public Safety
Tel: 011 758 9149
Cell: 072 442 296

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Last Updated on 23 September 2016