Fire safety week to give lessons to res­i­dents, stu­dents on norms

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - HT NAVIMUMBAI - Sang­hami­tra Sen­gupta sang­hami­tra.sen­gupta@hin­dus­tan­times.com

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.

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