The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) has just received a fleet of brand new fire trucks and emergency rescue vehicles. This was made possible after Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) recently turned over 84 units of the said vehicles to the BFP for its continued support of the BFP Modernization Program.
The turnover ceremony was held last October 15, 2020, at the Lapu-Lapu Grandstand in Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo in Quezon City. In attendance were key members and officials from IPC, BFP, and the government. These included IPC president Hajime Koso, DILG Secretary Eduardo Ano, and guest-of-honor Senator Christopher 'Bong' Go.
IPC handed over a total of 76 FVR 1,000-gallon fire trucks, 3 FVR Rescue Vehicles, and 5 CYZ52 2,500-gallon fire trucks with aerial ladders to the BFP. With the new rescue and emergency vehicles, the BFP said that it will help fire stations with old trucks switch to the newer, more reliable units made by Isuzu.
“IPC continues in its mission to contribute to society and be the Filipino people’s responsible partner by providing the most durable, reliable trucks. With the Bureau of Fire Protection modernizing its equipment and vehicles, IPC and the Isuzu brand can help the BFP attain its objectives to protect and serve the country in the best way possible against fire and other calamities,” said Koso.
IPC assured the BFP that wherever the new trucks will be assigned in the country, quality after-sales support, as well as guaranteed spare parts will be provided by the company to any of the vehicles.
Aside from giving a hand to the BFP, IPC also donated a D-Max pick-up truck to Caritas Manila. In a simple ceremony held last October 29, 2020, at the Caritas Manila grounds in Pandacan, Manila, IPC officials turned over one unit of the D-Max to the representatives of Caritas Manila.
“Isuzu Philippines is truly delighted to be able to help in the endeavors of Caritas Manila to enrich and uplift the lives of the Filipinos through various social and livelihood programs. We firmly believe that this Isuzu D-Max would support your future operations in terms of disaster relief and community outreach in the various parts of the country,” added Koso.