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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service Donate Fire Engine to Somalia

(Medeshi) - FIREFIGHTERS are donating one of their retired fire engines to Somalia’s Mogadishu Fire and Emergency Services Department on Monday September 9.

Flicker photo of a fire engine 
Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service Chief Fire and Rescue Officer Dave Webb will present his Somali counterpart Mr Abdulahi Mohamed with a Dennis Saber appliance at Service Headquarters.
The Fire and Emergency Services Department in Somalia is still in its infancy and this will be its fourth engine in their fleet.
Chief Fire Officer Mohamed was living in Leicester until he was recruited by the Mogadishu Fire and Emergency Services Department. Since then he has worked hard to rebuild their service after it was decimated by civil war from 1991 to 2006.
Chief Fire and Rescue Officer Dave Webb said: “I’m delighted that we are able to provide this fire appliance to Somalia and I know it will greatly assist my colleague Mr Abdulahi Mohamed in developing their fire and rescue service in Somalia.”
Councillor Steve Corrall, Chair of the Combined Fire Authority, said: “I am delighted to represent the Fire Authority on this and I am extremely pleased that we can support Somalia in this way in their attempts to sustain a fire and rescue service. It is really good that we have been able to work with the Somali community in Leicester to provide this appliance and its associated equipment to help and support the Somalia Fire and Emergency Services Department.”
Hinckley Times
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