Isuzu PH supplies fire bureau with 84 new fire trucks, rescue vehicles

Ruben Manahan IV
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Japanese truckmaker Isuzu continues to power the modernization program of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) after recently delivering 84 new fire trucks and emergency rescue vehicles to the fire agency.

Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) made the handover to BFP officials headed by Director Jose Embang Jr., Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año and was witnessed by Senator Christopher Lawrence Go at the Lapu-Lapu Grandstand in Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo in Quezon City.

The latest turnover comprised 76 FVR 1,000-gallon fire trucks, 3 FVR rescue vehicles, and 5 CYZ52 2,500-gallon fire trucks with aerial ladders. It was made following the initial turnover of 74 units last February 11.

Isuzu vehicles got the trust of President Rodrigo Duterte after the chief executive “promoted” the brand after acquiring the fire trucks. “Pero ako, ang ginagamit ko Isuzu. Hanggang ngayon, pag-uwi ko sa Davao, yung pickup ko na Isuzu ang hinahanap ko,” he said during the turnover ceremonies held last February.

Hajime Koso
Hajime Koso

During the ceremonies, IPC President Hajime Koso expressed his commitment to contribute to society by providing quality vehicles.

“IPC continues in its mission to contribute to society and be the Filipino people’s responsible partner by providing the most durable, reliable trucks. With the Bureau of Fire Protection modernizing its equipment and vehicles, IPC and the Isuzu brand can help the BFP attain its objectives to protect and serve the country in the best way possible against fire and other calamities,” he said.

Meanwhile, the IPC assured that BFP its full support for service and parts availability with its 43 dealers nationwide.

Photos from Isuzu Philippines Corporation, Ruben D. Manahan IV

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