THE DEPARTMENT of Budget and Management (DBM) on Monday said it had released P2.88 billion so the government could buy more firetrucks and emergency medical equipment.

The fund would cover the purchase of 154 firetrucks, three collapsed structures and rescue trucks and 132 ambulances, the agency said in a statement.

“We understand how crucial the Bureau of Fire Protection’s responsibilities are during emergency response and fire incidents,” Budget Secretary Amenah F. Pangandaman said.  Beatriz Marie D. Cruz