NPA commissions fire engines at Tin Can Island port




The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has commissioned a  multipurpose fire service trucks and equipment at the Tin Can Island port.

In a statement, the Managing Director of the NPA, Mallam Habib Abdullahi, said the Authority remained committed to the safety of life and property, especially in the maritime sector.

The NPA boss noted that the procurement of the equipment was in fulfillment of the Corporate Social Responsibility Policy of the Authority.
He said the fire equipment would in addition to combating fire outbreak in the port and its environs also to assist other agencies in Lagos State.
While commending officers and men of the NPA Fire Service for their efficiency and dedication, Abdullahi congratulated the management of Tin Can Island Port for the project.
In his remarks, the General Manager, Health Safety & Environment, Engr. T. Talabi, said that the equipment were of the highest standards for safety in case fire outbreak in and outside the ports.
He also gave the assurance  that the fire service officers had been  trained adequately to handle the equipment while promising to maintain and protect the equipment.
The equipment commissioned include six Rapid Response Mini Fire Engines; Ten Fire Water Tankers and Two Bronco Skylift(Hydraulic Platform).
Highlights of the occasion were the demonstration of fire safety rescue operation from a high-rise building, and the cutting of tape to signify the commissioning of the equipment.