The Honourable Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, and the Controller General, Engr O. A Abdulganiyu Jaji of the Federal Fire Service have unveiled a twin project of the Service, the Fire House Props at the National Fire Academy, Sheda, and the Metropolitan Fire Station at Kubwa(FCT Command), Abuja.
The Training Props was designed to enhance the training of fire service personnel and equip them with the necessary skills to effectively combat fire outbreaks. The Fire Props Training Facility will provide fire service personnel with the necessary tools and equipment to simulate real-life firefighting scenarios. It will also include a training ground to practice the use of firefighting equipment and techniques. It also will provide a platform for fire service personnel to develop their skills and knowledge in firefighting. The Centre will also provide fire service personnel with the necessary resources and information to effectively combat fire outbreaks.
The Metropolitan Federal Fire Service FCT Command, Abuja is equipped with modern firefighting equipment and staffed by highly trained personnel, ready to respond to any emergency situation. The station is also equipped with a, drill tower, offices for personnel, cafeteria, conference room, seven appliance bay, control room which will be used to monitor and track all fire-related incidents in the FCT area.
The commissioning of the Metropolitan Federal Fire Service FCT Command marks a major milestone in the effort to improve fire safety in the FCT and to ensure that the people of Abuja are better protected from the risks of fire.
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, expressed his appreciation to the Controller General of Fire, Engr O.A Abdulganiyu, for his hard work and dedication in making the station a reality. He also stated that the commissioning of the station is a testament to the commitment of the present administration to improve the safety and security of the people of Abuja.
The twin project is expected to improve the capacity of the fire service personnel to effectively respond to fire outbreaks.