The Federal Fire Service is to assist the Bauchi State Government in the restructuring of the State Fire Service.
Controller General of the Federal Fire Service, Dr Liman Ibrahim made known in Bauchi during a courtesy visit to Governor Bala Muhammad.
Dr Liman said the State fire trucks would be refurbished, and the personnel, trained for rapid response to emergencies in line with emerging global trends in fire fighting.
“We are promising the people of Bauchi state that we are going to retrain the firefighters for Bauchi State fire service, we would inspect their obsolete equipment to see how we can rehabilitate them, then we would also look at the structure of Bauchi state fire service.”
Governor Bala Muhammad pledged to provide all the needed support to ensure the restructuring of the State Fire Service.
“Our state fire service is not doing well so we will do good procurement in a manner that you can use your connection with other development partner and governments to help us” Gov. Muhammad said.
He also promised to upgrade the salaries of firemen in the State to the paramilitary salary structure.