ORMOC CITY- The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), this city, received new equipment from the government of Japan. This was disclosed by city fire marshal Senior Inspector Romeo Jaca who said that the donation of the equipment was held at their national headquarters, coinciding on the month-long fire prevention observance on March 3. Received by his office from the Japanese government were fire truck pumper equipped with beacon light, antenna, spotlight, and a portable pump that has the capacity to sip water from its source and directly sprinkle to put off fire; fire truck high-altitude rescue that is useful in rescuing victims up to 3-storey building and ambulance with complete accessories.  Jaca said that all units were converted to left-hand-drive and that the personnel are still familiarizing each of the units’ functions since the directions are written in Japanese. Given the additional facilities, Jaca asked for additional manpower from the city government to man these new equipment. With the additional fire equipment, Jaca assured that they could now easily respond any fire alarm and able to facilitate fire fighting without necessarily calling for support from neighboring stations. Mayor Edward Codilla, who witnessed the event that was led by Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, thanked the latter for acceding to their request of new fire equipment. The new equipment given by the Japanese government has also the capacity to sip water from big bodies of water like river, swimming pool and the like and directly sweep in putting out fire.  The recipients of the Japan equipments were the areas hit by supertyphoon “Yolanda” like that of Ormoc. (ELVIE ROMAN ROA)