Lusaka City Council (LCC) Public Relations Manager George Sichimba has dismissed the information going round that a fire truck ran out of fuel on its way to the emergency scene and was being operated manually.
Sichimba in a statement said the video footage which has gone viral on social media showing LCC Fire Truck in Kabwata being operated manually that it ran out of fuel does not reflect the true picture.
“LCC wishes to clarify that the truck did not not run out of fuel but what transpired was that the officer in charge (operator) upon arrival the at the scene engaged the PTO ( fire fighting system) but it did not kick in automatically,” Sichimba said.
He advised members of the public who may not have the know-how of the fire truck system to verify with officers in charge before sending out wrong information.
And Sichimba said the fire truck is an emergency vehicle which always has fuel even under challenging times.