Federal Fire Service Unveils the Fire Alert System Mobile Application, (FASAPP)


The Federal Fire Service Unveils the Fire Alert System Mobile Application. (FASAPP)

The Minister of Interior Lt.Gen. Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau (RTD) CFR PhD, officially unveiled the Fire Alert System Mobile Application at a workshop and enlightenment program on enforcement of fire alarm and extinguishing equipment regulation for safety, youth employment and internally generated revenue, which took place on Thursday 16th August 2018 at Chelsea Hotel, Abuja, in attendance were all State Fire Service Directors, MDAs, Security Agencies, Fire equipment vendors and importers as well as other stake holders.

The Minister reiterated that what we are witnessing in the 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 who was represented by the Permanent secretary of the ministry unveiled the the Fire Alert System Mobile Application. He said FASAPP can be downloaded using the code *735*3*300# or from Google play store. He also itemize the capabilities of the Application which include.

1. Public can press the reported fire button to alert the nearest fire service
2. It will send fire prevention tips to the public at fire critical time such as in the morning.

3. It will enable Government turn out private fire engine nearest to the distress call location
4. It will assist the public to buy genuine fire extinguisher
5. It will assist Government to enforce quality and prevent fire device from being use for criminal purposes.
6. It will assist Government to block economic loopholes in
Fire service.

The Minister also stated that the the SMOKCOMM has been revamp, which is a device that detect smoke and automatically called the nearest Fire Service, saying the monopoly has been broken and healthy competition encouraged.

The Controller General Eng. Joseph Garba Anebi MIFireE, NPM was pleased with the achievement which he said is as the result of 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 is inline 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 State 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.

Ugo Huan Sandra,
PRO, Federal Fire Service