Sindh Chief Minister Gives World's Highest Snorkel For Karachi, 10 Fire Tenders To Local Bodies

Sindh Chief Minister gives world's highest snorkel for Karachi, 10 fire tenders to local bodies

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Friday said that his government was taking concrete measures to improve firefighting capabilities of fire brigades working across the province.

KARACHI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 12th Oct, 2018 ) :Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Friday said that his government was taking concrete measures to improve firefighting capabilities of fire brigades working across the province.

Addressing a ceremony of handing over a snorkel and 10 fire fighters to local bodies of the province, he said there was a dire need to equip all the districts and taluka headquarters with fire tenders and such other equipments to improve firefighting capabilities of the fire brigades.

"I am handing over the snorkel to Mayor Karachi is one the highest snorkels in the world with 104 meters height for high-rise buildings," he said.

The Chief Minister said that Karachi was one of the biggest and beautiful city of the world with lofty structures and multi-storey buildings. It was in need of a snorkel for firefighting for high-rise buildings.

It may be noted that the snorkel has a 600-LPM fire pump capacity, a 1,000 LPM foam tank, remote water monitor for firefighting from cage having capacity of 3800 LPM.

It has four hydraulically powered Outriggers that provide strong stabilization system to rescue at a maximum height with accuracy and stability. It has also 360 degree rotation with telescopic booms. The snorkel has been purchased for Rs. 495 million.

The chief minister also handed over 10 fire tenders to the elected representatives of local bodies of Sukkur, Hyderabad, Shaeed Benazirabad, Mirpurkhas, Larkana, Jacobabad and Qasimabad of Hyderabad and three fire tenders to Karachi. Each fire tender has been purchased for Rs19 million.

Each fire tender has the the capacity of 8000 liters of water tank & 500 liters Foam tank made of polypropylene sheet having life time warranty against corrosion. It has normal & high pressure fire pump. The fire tender has also crew compartment for fire fighters equipped with all necessary tools.

Murad on the occasion felicitated Sindh Local Government Minister Saeed Ghani and also lauded the efforts of former local government minister Jam Khan Shoro for inducting snorkel and fire tenders in the fleet.

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