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HCM City's Fire Department using robot-operated trucks

Update: February, 02/2015 - 17:14
Fire-fighters in HCM City use their first robot-operated fire truck. — Photo

HCM CITY (VNS) — HCM City's Fire Prevention and Fighting Police Department started using 12 new fire trucks this morning, of which three are robot-operated.

These trucks were imported from France and are capable of mobile fire fighting, stamping out fires in tunnels, and dealing with smoke. The multi-functional fire engines were transferred to fire fighters and the police in District 1,2,4,6,9 and the Nha Be, Binh Chanh, Tan Phu, Go Vap and Binh Tan districts.

Colonel Le Tan Buu, director of the department, said these trucks would meet the police's demand for dealing with fires and conduct rescue work under special circumstances, such as fires in tunnels.

It would also help boost the city's fire prevention and fire fighting abilities during the lunar New Year Festival, he added. — VNS

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