Macky Sall welcomes the increase in the number of firefighters


Thiès, Feb 10 (APS) – The President of the Republic, Macky Sall, welcomed, on Friday, in Thiès (west), the increase in the staff of the National Brigade of Firefighters (BNSP) which went from 3,100 to 5700 in ten years.

“This upward trend will be maintained thanks to the annual recruitment plan for [recrues] military which is around 600 recruits against 150 ten years ago,” said Mr. Sall.

President Sall was speaking at the official inauguration ceremony of the first National School of Firefighters in Senegal.

In the field of the acquisition of major means of relief and rescue, the State has purchased 354 vehicles and special equipment, he said.

As part of the strengthening of flood control capacities, he mentioned the acquisition of 125 motor pumps and electric pumps and 30,000 meters of pipes, in 2022.

This equipment has considerably improved the logistics and efficiency of the BNSP, welcomed the Head of State.

In addition to these land intervention capabilities, there are means of action at sea with the acquisition of two fire launches and four ambulance launches, to ensure, in conjunction with the French Navy, relief and rescue. maritime, listed Macky Sall.

The State’s efforts in terms of security coverage must be visible throughout the territory, he insisted.

He explained that justified the increase in the number of fire stations which reached the number which was doubled in ten years passing in particular from 27 in 2012 to 53 currently.

“This equipment effort has allowed a more diversified, effective and more coherent restructuring by moving from a group articulated in six groups to a National Brigade made up of eight operational groups”, argued President Sall, praising the qualitative leap and quantitative from the BNSP.

Senior military and paramilitary executives and student trainees from the National School of Firefighters took part in this inauguration ceremony.

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