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Fire and Rescue Stations nationwide to get new fire engines
KOTA BARU: Fire and Rescue Services station’ nationwide will be equipped with brand new fire engines respectively worth RM342 million. The department will receive a fleet of 200 new fire engines, of which 100 engines will be delivered by the end of the year, while the remainder is expected to be received by next year.
"Fleet expansion is important to raise our capabilities in fire-fighting and other emergency operations," said Director-general Datuk Wan Mohd Nor Ibrahim.
Speaking to reporters at the state fire department headquarters Hari Raya open house in Tunjung, near here today, he said it was the objective of the department to procure up-to-date equipment to be in tandem with the skills and current roles of its firefighters in dealing with emergency situations.
He said the firemen remained committed to providing help to the public during times of emergency.
"The most valuable asset in the department is the quality of service by our firemen," said Wan Mohd.