Finland to supply fire fighting equipment to Vietnam

Vietnamese firefighters will be provided with Finnish fire fighting equipment to improve their capabilities after signing a contract in Hanoi on June 4.

The Sammutin Oy Company, part of the Finnish Group Kitokori, will provide the Firefighting Department under the Ministry of Public Security, with 5 vehicles fixed with extendable ladders, each 32 metres long, 20 fire engines, 3 vehicles for search and rescue purposes, 40 sets of firefighting suits, 40 BA sets and 12,000 metres of fire hoses.

In addition to that, the Finnish company will hold training courses for Vietnamese firefighters as part of the VND247 billion contract, which is covered by the Finnish Government’s soft credit scheme.

“The contract will help to ease the lack of fire fighting equipment facing the Vietnamese Firefighting Service as well as enhancing the force’s capacity to deal with fires that have recently occurred in large numbers,” said Colonel Do Van Son, Chief of the Firefighting Department.