The lady firefighters of the Bureau of Fire Protection once again performed actual demonstration showcasing the firefighting capability of Rosenbauer Fire Trucks during the Alumni Homecoming of the University of the Philippines Vanguard last Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Sunken Garden, UP Diliman Campus in Quezon City. This was the second performance of the lady firefighters after showing their firefighting competencies in a live demo during the Fire Prevention Month Kick-Off Ceremony last March 1 at Quezon Memorial Circle.
The BFP National Headquarters was invited by the UP Vanguard as their expression of support to the Fire Bureau in the nationwide observance of Fire Prevention Month. The demonstration was one of the activities during the event which caught most of the attention of the UP Vanguard alumni and their guests. The performance was highly applauded by the audience who were amazed with the strength, courage and proficiency revealed by the female firefighters.
Aside from promoting women empowerment and fire prevention, the live demonstration showcased the firefighting capability of Rosenbauer Fire Trucks. The Rosenbauer TLF 4000 Fire Truck is considered as one of the finest and top-of-the line brand of fire trucks that can respond to fire incidents in high rise buildings. It has water cannon that can reach at least 62 meters distance horizontally and 24 meters vertically. It has a higher water pump discharge capacity of 3,000 liters per minute with higher engine power of 240 HP that can fully navigate even highly inclined areas.
A total of 76 Rosenbauer Fire Trucks have already been distributed to cities in the different part of the country. At present, there are still cities and municipalities which are in need of new and quality fire trucks. DILG Secretary Mar Roxas has already confirmed that his department and the BFP will have to procure at least 300 units of the said fire trucks before the end of this year.