Turntable ladder inaugurated

Minister for Home Affairs and National Security Michael Farrugia, Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects Ian Borg and Parliamentary Secretary for Planning and the Property Market Chris Agius preside over the inauguration of a new turntable ladder and the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Civil Protection Department and the Planning Authority

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The Civil Protection Department and the Planning Authority have signed a memorandum of understanding which led to the purchase of a turntable ladder by the Planning Authority. The newly bought vehicle funded by the Planning Authority is a special purpose apparatus which is used to gain access to fires occurring at height using a large telescopic ladder.

During a press conference the purchase of another turntable ladder was also announced. The newly inaugurated turntable ladder which reaches a maximum height of 32 meters, costed around €500,000 and was purchased through funds from the National Fund.

Parliamentary Secretary for Planning Chris Agius said that the Planning Authority will be sponsoring the equipment to be used by the CPD. He said that the total amount of €600,000 has been allocated for this initiative, and explained that the equipment would facilitate access to fires occurring at height.

Some Civil Protection Department employees have also been receiving training on how to use the turntable ladder.

The press conference was addressed by Minister for National Security Michael Farrugia, Capital Projects Minister Ian Borg, and Parliamentary Secretary for Planning Chris Agius.