Dimapur, July 23: Fire Station, Dimapur-West was inaugurated today Pohwang Konyak, Advisor, Fire & ES, SIRD and R&R in presence of officials from various Departments and public leaders.
The programme was chaired by Neilasa Sopfii, IG (F&ES). Er. Imsanenla Imchen, SDO, Police Engineering Project highlighted the details of this project which was funded by NEC. This project was executed by M/s. P. Suohu under the supervision of Police Engineering Project.
Pohwang Konyak, Advisor said that the concern Department have been striving its best to serve the public in spite of various constraints.
It was also informed that Nagaland Fire & Emergency Services was bifurcated from Nagaland Police on April 1, 1990 and formed as a separate Directorate with 8 Fire Stations due to its technical profession. From 2011 onwards the Department had initiated various visions and activities with the approval of the State Government, MHA, Government of India had conducted a detailed survey about the requirement of Fire Stations in Nagaland.
As per MHA report, Nagaland State should have 48 Fire Stations. Since 2011 State Government has established 7 Fire Stations at Chumukedima, Kiphire, Peren, Kohima-North, Longleng, Tuli and Dimapur-West.
Two more Fire Stations will be inaugurated shortly. Within 8 years state is going to establish 9 more Stations making it a total of 17 stations shortly. But the State still have a shortage of 31 Fire Stations.
The Advisor appealed to the public to cooperate with the fire fighters so that with public cooperation they can protect the life and properties from fire disaster. (Page News Service)