Nov. 19 (THEWILL) – State House Permanent Secretary Tijjani Umar and Comptroller General (CG), Federal Fire Service (FFS), Liman Alhaji Ibrahim commissioned the State House Fire Alert Center.
By commissioning the Center, Umar said he would protect national assets and ensure a swift response to emergencies within the Presidential Villa grounds and beyond.
The ICT-based fire warning system center has already been installed in 13 states in the Federation and the presidential villa platform is the latest addition, according to a statement released by Deputy Director (Information) Patience Tilley on Friday. -Gyado.
“We have just commissioned this fire incident reporting system which will not only take care of the presidential villa compound but the three arms area in Abuja and beyond.
“What this does immediately is give everyone around this area (tri-weapon area) the ability to use any electronic device to report a fire in order to protect lives, property and national property, ”Umar said.
He described the project as a “huge plus” in delivering services to people under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
In his remarks, the CG explained that the platform was designed by the Service to ensure a rapid response to emergencies as first responders.
He added that the communication gadget contains an app that can be installed on Android phones by subscribers, with which they can make emergency calls to firefighters.
The app, according to Ibrahim, allows video transmission from the call point so that the fire alarm system center can see the actual live location from which the call is initiated.
The Comptroller General thanked the President for all the support given to the fire service to enable it to fulfill its mandate of protecting the lives and property of Nigerians.
“ We have these communications gadgets in 13 states and we decided that before we go any further we need to bring one to the Presidential Villa, because what we are today as the Federal Fire Department renowned is the work of Mr. President.
“Therefore, whatever innovation we do in the fire service, the Villa should get a taste of it,” he said.
He further explained that the Villa fire center is linked to the central control system which can also respond to emergency incidents across the country.
He noted that under President Buhari, the Federal Fire Service recorded a massive transformation of 3 rickety fire trucks, some 600 employees and a functional presence only in Abuja, Lagos and Port Harcourt into a service with 141 fire trucks. modern, more than 6,000 employees and a presence in all states of the Federation.