The Acting Comptroller-General, Federal Fire Service (FFS), Mr Liman Ibrahim, has appealed for an overhaul of the service’s National Fire Safety Code.
Ibrahim, who stated this while receiving Cadet Officers of the Department of Geography, National Defence Academy (NDA) in his office in Abuja on Tuesday, April 9, described the code as “obsolete”.
He said, “There is need for the review of the Fire Service Act for reasons of obsolesces.
“There is also the need to define the status of the FFS in the statute.”
According to him, a proposal to draft the National Fire Safety Policy has been submitted to the Ministry of Interior, adding that they were awaiting inputs before it would be presented to the Federal Executive Council (FEC).
The fire boss promised to delve into those areas where the service was encountering challenges and bring about necessary change.
Meanwhile, the Acting Comptroller-General disclosed that the service received a large number of utility vehicles within the last four years in addition to renovation and construction works of facilities in the service.
“The service received 23 modern fire-fighting trucks, 15 water tankers with fire-fighting capability, two salvage trucks, two mobile workshops, one emergency rescue tender and eight rapid intervention vehicles,” Ibrahim said.