Mayor Edward C. Codilla and City Fire Marshall SInsp. Romeo A. Jaca admire the fire truck high altitude rescue, a first for the Ormoc Fire Station (photo by Ronnie Roa)

Ormoc News – BFP boosts Ormoc’s firefighting, rescue capabilities

ORMOC NEWS – The city’s firefighting and rescue capabilities is boosted with the arrival of high-tech vehicles. As part of its observance of Fire Protection Month, the Bureau of Fire Protection presented to Mayor Edward C. Codilla last March 3rd three state-of-the art equipment donated by the Government of Japan. These are:

  • A fire truck pumper with beacon light, antenna, spotlight and portable pump. This equipment can draw water from water sources like rivers, swimming pool and hydrant and load it into a fire truck while simultaneously help in extinguishing the fire.
  • Fire truck high altitude rescue which can be used to rescue victims trapped in buildings up to three storeys talls.
  • Ambulance complete with accessories.

City Fire Marshall SInsp. Romeo A. Jaca said the trucks were right-hand drive converted to left-hand drive. They are still studying how to operate the equipment considering the instructions are written in Japanese characters. Mayor Codilla expressed his gratitude to Interior Secretary Mar Roxas for the grant. (Ronnie C. Roa/OCMC)