City of Joburg bolsters its red fleet

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The City of Johannesburg says a total of 17 fire and rescue vehicles will be delivered for use next year. This follows the finalisation and awarding of the tender.

Joburg mayor Mpho Phalatse says the fleet will be manufactured locally which will contribute to the country’s economy.

The City currently has 31 fire engines servicing its seven regions.

Phalatse says the Emergency Management Services handles over 250 000 calls a year, making it one of the biggest emergency services units in Africa. She says the City has also secured a three-year repairs and maintenance contract for the fleet.