Stu­dents, res­i­dents get lessons in fire safety

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Pranab Jy­oti Bhuyan pranab.bhuyan@hin­dus­tan­times.com

NAVI MUM­BAI: The City and In­dus­trial Devel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (Cidco) has or­gan­ised a three- day ex­hi­bi­tion of the equip­ment used in fire­fight­ing op­er­a­tions at New Pan­vel fire sta­tion from Mon­day to Wed­nes­day.

Res­i­dents were given in­for­ma­tion about safety equip­ment and ways to pre­vent fire.

The ex­hi­bi­tion was a part of the fire safety week which was ob­served to cre­ate aware­ness across the state.

Vi­jay Rane, chief fire of­fi­cer of Cidco, said, “The ex­hi­bi­tion mostly fo­cused on ed­u­cat­ing the peo­ple on pre­vent­ing a fire and how to deal with it if it breaks out. A huge num­ber of peo­ple vis­ited the venue on all three days, mak­ing it a suc­cess­ful event.”

Dur­ing the three days, fire of­fi­cials pro­vided de­tails of equip­ment to the vis­i­tors.

“Our of­fi­cials shared in­forma-

tion about the equip­ment and how to use. We also gave them demon­stra­tion in fire­fight­ing. In ad­di­tion, vis­i­tors were given knowl­edge on how to pro­cure a no-ob­jec­tion cer­tifi­cate (NOC) which is manda­tory for com­mer­cial as well as res­i­den­tial build­ings,” Rane said.

“There are peo­ple who do not have in­for­ma­tion about the process and so find it dif­fi­cult when they have to pro­cure. Dur­ing the ex­hi­bi­tion, we shared the process so that they can use it,” said Rane.

Dif­fer­ent types of fire ex­tin­guish­ers, cut­ting equip­ment, hy­draulic jacks, power saw, hy­draulic pumps, fire suit, noz­zles of dif­fer­ent types and hy­draulic cut­ters were on dis­play.

“The gen­eral public only knows the fire ten­ders and the use of wa­ter to put out fires. The ex­hi­bi­tion was an at­tempt to cre­ate aware­ness about the equip­ment and safety gear used by fire­fight­ing per­son­nel to douse fire and to res­cue trapped per­sons,” another of­fi­cer said.

After a ma­jor fire broke out in a high- rise in Kharghar in Fe­bru­ary, the City and In­dus­trial Devel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion has been con­duct­ing aware­ness camps at hous­ing so­ci­eties and other public places.

THE EX­HI­BI­TION WAS PART OF THE FIRE SAFETY WEEK WHICH WAS OB­SERVED TO CRE­ATE AWARE­NESS ACROSS THE STATE

HT PHOTO

A fire of­fi­cial demon­strates how to use the fire ex­tin­guisher at the ex­hi­bi­tion in New Pan­vel fire sta­tion.

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