Uasin Gishu firefighters

Uasin Gishu Firefighters Get More Equipment to Boost Disaster Response

More measures are being implemented by the Governor Dr Jonathan Bii-led administration to boost service delivery across all departments as Eldoret town awaits to be awarded city status charter.

On Tuesday, the Department of Roads, Transport and Public Works received a donation of firefighting equipment (tunics) to be put on while fighting fire outbreaks and disasters.

The donation was from the African Fire Mission through the Chief Fire Officers Association. They will complement the available ones and besides, boost the firefighters and rescue team response to fire tragedies and other emergencies.

Uasin Gishu fire fighters wear new equipment donated by partners
The donations were received on April 2, 2024. Photo/Calvin Chitwa.

Chief Officer Roads Eng Abraham Kiptalam says they have plans to ensure all three stations in Eldoret town, Burnt Forest and MailiNne get enough firefighting equipment including fire trucks and bowsers to boost services.

We are keen as a county to boost disaster management and handling of emergencies including fires. We are currently looking for more modern equipment that will increase the effectiveness of our fire team.”

The Uasin Gishu Chief Fire Officer David Sitati further said more donation is expected from the partners in America’s sister cities of Minneapolis.

Fire fighting equipment donated to Uasin Gishu County
Some of the equipment that were donated to the Uasin Gishu firefighting team. Photo/Calvin Chitwa.

In addition, Sitati said the donation is a major boost to the operations of the firefighting team.

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