Fed Fire Service Unveils “ FASAPP,” Fire Alert System Mobile Application

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By Ugo Huan Sandra

Minister of Interior Lt.-Gen.  Abdulrahman  Dambazau (Rtd) has commissioned a Fire Alert System Mobile Application (FASAPP) app to enhance operations of the nation’s Federal Fire service, flowerbud news reports

Performing the unveiling ceremony during the workshop and enlightenment program on enforcement of fire alarm and extinguishing equipment regulations in Abuja, Dambazau said the FASAPP app development  was a testimony  to the Federal Government’s determination to improve and modernise the operation of Fire Service

“unveiling of FASAPP is another testament of a determination of the Government in ensuring Zero tolerance to poor fire safety management in Nigeria,” the Minister stated

Dambazau,  who was represented by the Ministry’s Permanent secretary, announced that the Fire Alert System Mobile Application could be downloaded using the code *735*3*300# or from Google play store.

The Minister itemised the  capabilities of the Application as follows:  “Public can press the reported fire button to alert the nearest fire service;  It will send fire prevention tips to the public at fire critical time such as in the morning; It will enable Government turn out private fire engine nearest to the distress call location,

Others are;   It will assist the public to buy genuine fire extinguisher,  It will assist Government to enforce quality and prevent fire device from being use for criminal purposes; It will assist Government to block economic loopholes in Fire service.”

The Minister also stated that the SMOKCOMM,  a device that detect smoke and automatically called the nearest Fire Service, has been revamped  and its sales and supply opened up to break monopoly and encourage healthy competition.

The Controller General Eng. Joseph Garba Anebi,  noted that the app achievement was made possible by the upgrading of the National Fire Data Repository Center (NFDRC) which was established to store data, where FASAPP is domiciled.

The CG also informed the public that the upgrading of the NFDRC was in line with the Federal Government Policy on Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP).

He further said this infrastructure has the capability of (1)creating over 20,000 job opportunity ranging from vendor, refiller, repairer and shipping dispatch etc, ( 2) creating over 10,000 jobs for Youth employment in Fire Service for policy enforcement (3) increasing Internally Generated Revenue by over 10 Billion Naira annually for both States and Federal Government (4) Attracting 10 Billion US Dollars foreign direct investment.

Mr Benson Olatunji  the Chief Executive Officer of 2TOC Solution who are the technical partners in FASAPP and SMOKCOMM revamping, gave assurance on  the effectiveness and reliability of the Application as well as the continual support of his company.

Enlightenment on fire regulations was also to encourage  youth employment and boost internally generated revenue. The event was attended  State Fire Service Directors, MDAs, Security Agencies, Fire equipment vendors and importers and other stake holders.


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