Durban stadia to get new firefighting equipment

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Fire equipment at the Moses Mabhida Stadium is “corroded” and needs to be replaced.
Fire equipment at the Moses Mabhida Stadium is “corroded” and needs to be replaced.
Thobiso Goba

Firefighting equipment at the Moses Mabhida stadium is “corroded” and needs to be replaced. This is according to a report presented to the Durban Executive Council this week.

According to the report, in January this year, service providers servicing the fire fighting equipments at the Moses Mabhida stadium and other municipal-owned stadiums found that “fire equipment at many of the stadia was corroded and needed to be replaced”.

“Subsequent to inspection by the Occupational Health and Safety Unit in March 2021, it was confirmed that the fire protection equipment had to be replaced due to corrosion and that existing equipment had to be replaced due to corrosion and that existing equipment currently served no purpose in the event of an emergency,” the report said.

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