Nigeria will soon join the league of countries making use of Rapid Intervention Vehicle, RIV in firefighting as the number one fireman in the country and the Controller General of Fire Service, Dr Ibrahim Alhaji Liman on Monday completed an inspection tour of RIV at FIREX headquarters in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
This is even as he said the country has placed order for 15 of the state-of-the-art fire fighting equipment expected to arrive the country soon.
CG Liman who accompanied by top management team of the Federal Fire Service was conducted round the RIV facility by Mr. Erick and Mohd of the company
Speaking at FIREX headquarters in Dubai shortly after the tour, the Controller General said the inspection is part of his resolve to enlarge the tentacles of firefighting through the procurement of world class fire fighting tools even as Nigeria battles fire-related challenges.
According to CG Liman, the Rapid Intervention Vehicle, RIV will help in accelerating quick response to fire incidences.
He noted that the RIV is a compact airport firefighting vehicle of the CL series, which is suitable rapid and safe operation in small airports and heliports.
FIREX in Dubai is reputable for the supply and installation of all firefighting and fire alarm systems and equipment across the world.
It proud itself as having professional, educated and experienced team of engineers and technicians who have over the years helped in achieving the dreams of the organisation to excel in saving lives or properties globally.
Recall that the CGF had recently embarked on visit to the production factory of Emergency One, a leading manufacturer of fire rescue vehicles in Glasgow, Scotland as part of efforts to put in adequate response to fire outbreaks in Nigeria.
He was at the inspection tour conducted round Emergency-One facility by the Managing Director, Mr. Kevin Keeler and the company Export Manager, Malcolm Etridge.
Also in his entourage was the Deputy MD Prime Atlantic Safety Services, Nigeria, Mrs Folake.
Emergency-One is a worldwide designer, manufacturer and marketer of fire rescue vehicles with more than 23,000 vehicles in operation around the world, which Nigeria is among.
E-One manufactures custom and commercial pumpers and tankers, aerial ladders, and platforms, rescues of all sizes, quick attack units, industrial trucks, and aircraft rescue firefighting vehicles to meet the needs of fire departments, rescue / EMS squads, airports and Homeland Security agencies.