Earlier this month, Hino Motors Philippines (HMP) delivered a fleet of new fire trucks to the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP). The turnover ceremony was held at HMP’s Calamba, Laguna headquarters.
Officials from the BFP, including Chief Superintendent Roel Jeremy Diaz, received the modern fire trucks from HMP Chairman Vicente Mills Jr. along with company President Mitsuharu Tabata. The initial Hino units allocated for the BFP add up to 15 fire trucks. Also present were key personnel from Hanseo Precision Industry Co. and F. Cura Industries. A total of 61 units have been allocated for local government units (LGUs) and will be deployed to various areas around the country.
The said Hino fire trucks ride on an FG8J chassis and Korean-built Hanseo bodies. These capable vehicles come equipped with a Hino J08E Euro IV, direct-injection, electronic common rail diesel engine that delivers 240 hp and 716 Nm of torque.
With its new fire trucks in tow, the BFP will be able to reach more people in need during fire-related emergencies and catastrophes. RA 11589 or the BFP Modernization Act allows for the augmenting of the Philippines’ firefighting capabilities through equipment procurement, among other things.
Hino says it remains committed to providing quality commercial vehicles for individuals, businesses, and government agencies alike. In addition, its after-sales services continue to rank among the best and most reliable in the country.