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Santo Domingo.- The 9-1-1 National Emergency and Safety Service received the first three fire trucks from a fleet of seven donated by the AES Dominicana Foundation to contribute to expand the system to other areas nationwide.

AES Dominicana and AES Dominicana Foundation president Edwin De Los Santos handed the trucks' keys to 9-1-1 System director Dalvert Polanco, in a ceremony at 9-1-1 headquarters, accompanied by Presidency chief of staff Gustavo Montalvo, president of the 9-1-1 System Council.

Polanco said with the new trucks the System counts with 74 fire engines distributed among Greater Santo Domingo, San Cristóbal, Haina and Nigua and soon in Santiago and Puerto Plata. "On behalf of 9-1-1 System and especially on behalf of all its users, we thank AES Dominicana for the donation of these three trucks that will further facilitate the excellent work that the firefighters are already doing."

In an emailed statement, AES Dominicana said the remaining trucks will be delivered gradually until 2018.


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2 comment(s)
Written by: chillinout, 16 Feb 2017 1:02 PM
From: Dominican Republic
I think it is very nice giving the donation trucks but makes government leaders look bad by not supplying the trucks needed by their own efforts.
Written by: zooma, 17 Feb 2017 1:25 PM
From: United States, and Dominican Republic

Speaking from personal experience. The history is that even with donated trucks, the supposed savings from not having to purchase is not put into maintaining the donations

The municipalities cry out and say they need more donations when the donations fail due to lack of upkeep.

The politicians steal the people's money and not enough left in the public trough for emergency services.

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