Mayor Mashaba was accompanied by the MMC for Public Safety, Councillor Michael Sun and the acting MMC for Group Corporate and Shared Services (GCSS), Councillor Leah Knott and the law officials delivered ten EMS vehicles with five more due by the end of this week.
The EMS received 42 new ambulance vehicles in June this year as the City of Johannesburg responded and replaced the ambulance vehicles that were broken down and negatively affected the EMS. Mayor Herman Mashaba said, “These vehicles are a critical resource within the EMS since firefighters can use them for first response. Rapid intervention vehicles often arrive first on the scene where firefighters can assess the situation and call for the appropriate firefighting resources. These vehicles also carry rescue equipment that EMS utilises in responding to motor vehicle accidents.”
The Mayor concluded by promising excellent service delivery by the city and he thanked other political parties for the coalition government including, the IF, UDM, ACDP, COPE and the Freedom Front Plus for the support and change that has been brought to the residents of JohannesburgThe City of Johannesburg received the first batch of new EMS vehicles and this is part of the city’s critical programme. Mayor Herman Mashaba was at the Johannesburg Metro Police Department’s (JMPD) Headquarters in Martindale, and he stated that the renewal of the city’s EMS fleet entails fire and rescue vehicles, such services are needed by the community as it impacts on their lives and plays a crucial role in saving lives.