KCCA donates two fire fighting trucks to Uganda police fire brigade to strengthen capacity

The Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has donated two trucks to the Director of Fire Services, AIGP Joseph Mugisha, to boost the firefighting capabilities of the Uganda Police.

KCCA Executive Director Dorothy Kisaka handed over the trucks to AIGP Mugisa on April 4, 2024, while at City Hall. The fire trucks are expected to play an important role in managing fire and rescue incidents throughout the city.

During the ceremony, Kisaka stressed the significance of bolstering the police force’s expertise in fire and rescue operations. She emphasized that the donation aligns with the KCCA’s vision of creating a smart city and supporting the police force’s expertise in managing fire and rescue operations.

“We donated these trucks to the police to enhance their capacity as experts in fire and rescue services. While we are working towards building our own firefighting capacity in the future, we recognize the immediate need to support the police in their crucial role,” Kisaka stated.

AIGP Mugisa expressed gratitude on behalf of the Uganda Police for KCCA’s assistance, emphasizing the mid-sized trucks’ operational advantages.

“These small-sized trucks will maneuver quickly and respond effectively, particularly in areas where our larger trucks encounter difficulties. They will play a crucial role in containing fires swiftly while larger units join the efforts,” AIGP Mugisa said.

The Uganda Police’s Directorate of Fire and Rescue Services plays a vital role in fire prevention, education, while actively participating in national disaster management efforts alongside other stakeholders.

This collaborative effort between KCCA and the Uganda Police underscores the commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of the city’s residents and properties during emergencies.

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