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Fire - engine

Code: 826

     Fire came into being on the Earth through man's working process at the dawn of humanity. It's always around us & indispensable to human existence. However, the flame is also very fierce causing unexpected consequence when fire happens.

     Fire came into being on the Earth through man's working process at the dawn of humanity. It's always around us & indispensable to human existence. However, the flame is also very fierce causing unexpected consequence when fire happens.

     Every year, thousands of big & small fires happen in Vietnam and other countries as well. Many big fires have destroyed all material base of State or individual and simultaneously killed a lot of people.

     That's why fire prevention & fight to protect the achievement in the cause of national construction is the Government's primary concern. It's President Ho Chi Minh who signed Decree on fire prevention & fight on October 4, 1961. The State law has been propagandized to the whole people & many fire-men forces have been founded at all levels, supporting specialised forces in order to carry out their task more effectively. Therefore, October 4 is chosen as the Traditional Day of Fire-men force and all people as well.

     In the country's renovation, the process of urbinisation become quicker & quicker throught the country, the more huge, modern material bases are built, the more important fire prevention & fight is; and fire-men forces need to be equipped with more effective & advanced facilities.

     To mark the Day of All Prevent & Fight against Fire - October 4, on 15.5.2000, Department General of Posts & Telecommunications (DGPT) issues the stampset "Fire-engine" of block 4, presenting 4 among various models availble in Vietnam now.

* The 1st; 400d:
Fire - engine IVECO MAGIRUS (Germany) - This model is able to park unfavourable terrain, slope of 30 cm. It consists of automatic safety system, 52- metre ladder which is controlled through computer-screen to define the height of building, angle, wind power and to transport fire-men & fire-facilities, and victims by stretcher. This model is covenient for fighting against fire in the high building.

* The 2nd; 1,000d:
Fire - engine HINO (Japan) - It is a small-sized model which is able to drive in narrow alley. It has 63 - cubic metre water container which can take water up directly to provide for other fire-engines or stamp fire out timely by its pump.

* The 3rd; 5,000d :
Fire - engine ???130 E (Russia) - It can stamp fire out effectively by using water - pump or alkali (a chemical substance) for burned liquid, in spite of 400 metres far from the fire.

* The 4th; 12,000d:
Fire - engine FPS.32 CAMIVA (Republic of France) - Its function is similar to that of IVECO MAGIRUS, but its ladder is 32 metres in height & without screen.

Date of issue : 15.5.2000
Designer : Mr. Do Lenh Tuan (COTEVINA)
Block 4 : 93 x 78 mm (Stamp size: 43 x 32 mm)
Perforation : 13
Printer : Postal Stamp Printing Enterprise (in Ho Chi Minh City)
Printing process : offset
Colour : multi-coloured
Paper : ungummed paper

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