Johannesburg - City of Joburg is battling with a severe shortage of resources that there are only six working fire trucks to service all the areas falling under the metro.
Brixton fire station, which is supposed to service some of the national key points including the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and the Sentech tower, allegedly has only one fire truck.
According to sources, Brixton only has one fire truck which has been going in and out of the workshop and has now been discontinued because of braking system failures about five months ago.
“Imagine a whole station that is expected to service national key points does not having enough fire trucks. Apart from the SABC and Sentech tower, we have the University of Johannesburg, University of Witwatersrand, Egoli Gas, Helen Joseph Hospital, and Milpark Hospital,” the sources said.
They also said the fire station also services about five squatter camps.