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Dar plans seven new fire fighting stations

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Siasa' started by armanisankara, Aug 14, 2012.

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    armanisankara JF-Expert Member

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    Fire fighting and Rescue Force is planning to add seven new stations in various locations in Dar es Salaam with the aim of easing services and increasing efficiency in its function.

    Speaking to The Guardian recently, the Force Commissioner Michael Shija said the move aims easing the shortage of stations whereby there are currently only two stations in Dar es Salaam.

    He said the stations will be allocated in Tegeta, Mbagala, Kigamboni and Mbezi, adding that the move will be supported by the construction of water wells at the stations for firefighting.

    "We now have only two stations; one near Kariakoo area and the other one at Mchicha area in Temeke. These are not enough considering the size of city and existing car jams.

    These are reasons that made us arrive late when called out to fire accident scenes,'' he said.

    Shija added that the force plans to add 2,613 staff in 2012/2013 who will be scattered in different regions in the country while calling upon the people who are financially capable, especially businessmen to help the force to purchase modern equipment, including vehicles for tackling fire accidents.

    "I appeal to big business men in the country to help us to purchase modern fire-fighting equipment including vehicles.

    Fire-fighting vehicles are very expensive ranging from 700m/-each,'' he said

    Shija expressed reservations about the behaviour of some people in the country who attack fire officers and fighters when they reach late at the sites of fire accidents, while knowing well that the reasons behind the delays include traffic jams, poor house planning in various areas and the shortage of water sources fire fighting
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    Kagalala JF-Expert Member

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    This is long overdue.
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    I thought government is giving that department money but lol they are waiting for donors!
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    OH BOY... Another Project among Many UNFINISHED? that's torture to Tanzanian Population

    We talk too Much very little willingness to finish ... we have 1,000,000 rotten in files the money gone... in switzerland
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    The best is yet to come!
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    I hope they not only equip the stations properly (with fire fighting equipment, accident survival kits like the "jaws of life") but that they also build them beautiful. Fire stations are supposed to be aesthetic centerpieces of urban locales. I would go as far as suggest they get help from Europe to design the stations.

    It will be a shame if we find that they build normal houses and just put a placard reading Fire Station at the entrance - which is bound to happen if they are left to do business as usual.