As part of the City of Johannesburg acceleration of service delivery to the people of Johannesburg, today Mayor Herman Mashaba and Acting EMS Chief, Mhlengi Makhubalo , handed four new fire engines to the Department of Public Safety’s Emergency Management Services.
The delivery of the fire engines forms part of the Department’s efforts to replace ageing fleet at various stations, to provide efficient and fast response in dire situations.
Two fire engines were newly purchased and the other two have undergone full refurbishment, bringing them up to a standard that is as good as new.
The initiative will end the complaints and concerns from residents of Johannesburg regarding the City’s abilities to secure their safety in the event of an increased number of fire outbreaks.
“I can happily assure residents that through the procurement and possession of these fire engines, the Department of Public Safety will ensure that the City is able to alleviate much of the pressure that has been placed on our Emergency Management Services.”
– Executive Mayor Herman Mashaba