Fire safety week to give lessons to residents, students on norms
Vashi fire brigade officials lay wreaths at a memorial for the firemen who lost their lives in 1944.
Vashi fire station kicked off the fire safety service week on Thursday, by paying tribute to those firemen who lost their lives on duty on April 14, 1944.
The annual fire safety week is observed by fire departments to raise awareness on fire safety measures though programmes and events.
Mayor Sudhakar Sonavane, deputy mayor Avinash Lad and deputy municipal commissioner Jagannath Sinnarkar from the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) were present during the event.
Fire officials from each fire station will conduct fire safety drills as part of the awareness week in housing societies, hospitals, commercial establishments, schools and colleges. Students will also be taught tips and techniques to deal with a fire contingency.
“We will tell people about how to maintain fire safety in their homes, offices, schools and colleges. They will be explained in detail about the hazards involved in case of a fire breakout and given training on how to control electric shortcuts, gas leakages which lead to major fires in complexes,” said Prabhakar Gade, senior fire officer of Vashi fire station.
Similar initiatives will be taken by the fire department of Cidco and Panvel Municipal Council. “With the rising fire incidents, it is necessary that housing societies start following fire norms and learn fire prevention tips. We will be mostly concentrating on schools across the city through seminars and drills,” said Vijay Rane, chief fire officer of Cidco.