Murad Ali Shah hands over world’s highest snorkel for Karachi, 10 fire tenders to local bodies

Karachi, October 12, 2018 (PPI-OT): Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that he was working hard to improve fire fighting capabilities of fire brigades working all over Sindh, this was why he is handing over one snorkel and 10 fire fighters to local bodies and more would also be given. This he said on Friday while addressing a ceremony organized to hand over one snorkel and 10 fire tenders to different local bodies of the province.

The programme was attended by Minister Local Government, Saeed Ghani, Minister Women Development Shehla Raza, CM Advisor Muraza Wahab, Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar, Mayor Hyderabad and representatives of different local bodes and others. He said that there was a dire need to equip all the district and taluka headquarters with fire tenders and such other equipments to improve fire fighting capabilities of the fire brigade.

“We had started this exercise during our last tenure and had ordered purchase of one snorkel and 10 fire tenders for the local bodies of Karachi and others districts,” he said and added that he was happy to hand over the keys of the fire tenders to the local bodes’ representatives . He congratulated the minister Local Government Saeed Ghani and also lauded the efforts of former local government minister Jam Khan Shoro for inducting snorkel and fire tenders in the fleet.

He said that Karachi was one of the biggest and beautiful city of the world with lofty structures and multi-story buildings. It was in need of a snorkel for fire fighting for high rise buildings. “The snorkel I am handing over to Mayor Karachi is one the highest snorkel in the world with 104 meters height for rescuing at high rise buildings,” he said.

It may be noted that the snorkel has a 600-LPM fire pump capacity, a 1,000 LPM foam tank, remote water monitor for fire fighting from cage having capacity of 3800 LPM. It has four hydraulically powered Outriggers that provide strong stabilization system to rescue at a maximum height with accuracy and stability. It has also 360 degree rotation with telescopic booms. The Snorkel has been purchased for Rs495 million.

The chief minister directed Minister Local Government Saeed Ghani to visit each and every district and taluka headquarters and asses the requirement of fire fighting machinery and equipments and then prepare a scheme accordingly. “I’ll try to purchase maximum fire tenders and required machinery during the current financial year and whatever is left would be purchased during next financial year,” he said.

He also handed over 10 Fire Tenders to the elected representatives of local bodies such as each one to Sukkur, Hyderabad, Shaheed Benazirabad, Mirpurkhas, Larkana, Jacobabad and Qasimabad of Hyderabad and three fire tender to Karachi. Mayor Karachi received the key of snorkel and three fire tenders. The chief minister handed over the key to the elected representatives of the local bodies. Each fire tender has been purchased for Rs19 million and the cost of 10 fire tenders comes to Rs190 million.

Each fie tender has the capacity of 8000 Litres water tank and 500 Litres Foam tank tanks made of polypropylene sheet having life time warranty against corrosion protection. It has normal and high pressure fire pump. It has automatic built in Priming System. The fire tender has also specious crew compartment for fire fighters equipped with all necessary tools. The fire fighters are specially designed full automatic flywheel and fully equipped with all accessories and Fire Fighting Equipment. Minister local government and Mayor Karachi also spoke on the occasions.

For more information, contact:
Press Secretary,
Chief Minister House, Sindh
Tel: +92-21-99202019(Ext: 336)

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