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Fire Service improving capabilities

Chief Fire Officer Bill Roo says the Fire Service is prepared to make changes within its operations.

Mr Roo says despite criticisms, lack of resources and under funding, the Department wants to improve its services.

The Chief Fire Officer says donor partners like Japan and China are helping with training of staff including the introduction of new fire trucks and other equipment.

Roo says changes are taking place at a slow but steady pace. “ We slowly boosting our capability of improving services” said Roo.

Nearly 70% of all Fire Stations around the country are in operation but lack proper equipment. The Department was lucky enough of receiving timely support during the 2018 APEC Summit.

Development partners like Japan and China have maintained their support. “ We thank the Government of Japan and China to assist with fire trucks and training for our men”, Roo added.

“Major reforms in the Fire Service structure and changes in the Fire Service Act will enable are push in its services”, said the head of Fire Service.

By Jack Lapauve Jr, EMTV – Port Moresby

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