National Fire Service Week observed in state

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Dimapur, April 18: In observing the “National Fire Service Week” with the rest of the Fire Services across the country, the department of Fire & Emergency Services Nagaland, Kohima has organised a fire awareness training with the theme ‘Fire prevention and fire awareness’ at Local Ground Kohima on April 18.
Highlighting the significance of “Fire Service Week”, SI Chumbemo Patton stated that the “Fire Service Day” is celebrated on every 14th April in commemoration of the 66 gallant Officers and Firemen of the Bombay Fire Brigade who laid down their lives in fighting the great fire.
The day is observed as ‘martyrs’ day to pay homage to those brave firemen and the day is also set aside for Mass Awareness campaigns on fire hazards and safety measures by conducting public education programmes through various methods such as fire safety and evacuation drills, public lectures, demonstrations, mock drills etc. across the country.
Patton also shared on the fire exigency for information of the general public, and for their safety and compliance when such untoward incidence breaks out. The information of the general public include: to call and inform Fire Services immediately; not to misuse Fire Service Telephone numbers since it is a punishable offence; to give right and precise information; to use appropriate Fire Extinguishers at the initial stage to contain fire; not to pour water on oil and electrical fire but to use appropriate fire extinguishers; to inform Power department to cut off power line in the locality to avoid further disasters; to give way to fire tenders to pass unobstructed; not to use fire sirens by any other individuals or organizations; to locate the fire incident spot, guide and show fire personnel the shortest possible route; to locate source and supply water at the vicinity of the fire incident; to install fire extinguishers, fire alarms, smoke detectors, fire hydrants and sprinkler systems at homes; every household to maintain a small water tank to meet any fire hazards before fire personnel arrive; to use certified and standard electrical appliance viz., wires, plugs, fuse, switches, sockets, etc.
During the training demonstrations on different types of fire extinguishers usage was given by ASI Menose Zashümo; first aid and rescue technique by ASI Tejongol Sophie; ropes and lines by ASI Hairam and ladder & live demonstration by SI Sevi Kera.
SI Thepfukranyu in his closing remarks thanked all the participants from various departments for extending their cooperation and making the training a success.
Jalukie:
Nagaland Fire & Emergency Service Peren conducted Fire awareness training on the theme “Fire Prevention is better than Fire Fighting” on April 18 at Traffic point Jalukie Town. The Training is part of the National Fire service week celebrations held every year in commemoration of the 66 fire fighters who laid down their lives in line of duty on 14th April 1944 during the infamous Bombay Dockyard incident.
The programme was chaired by SL Kezhalelhou Sachu 2nd OC FS Peren. In his welcomed address he appealed to the public to take note of the demonstrations shown to them on DO’s AND DON’Ts on Fire Safety Measures, Care Maintenance and Safety of LPG, rescue Techniques and bandages, Use and operation of Fire extinguisher, Demonstration on LPG fire.
The training was attended by various Government Departments and public in and around Jalukie Town.
Phek:
The fire service week was observed at Phek Town Council Hall on April 18 on the theme “Fire Prevention is better than Fire Fighting”. The function was chaired by EAC Phek Sadar where he called upon the gathering to know how to handle for fire incidence. Welcome address was delivered by Imliakum Sanglir EAC Phek.
A brief note was given by OC Fire & Emergency Phek, Sheiya Konyak cautioned the public to be careful of electric circuit as most often fire incident caused by electric circuit. He also requested the people to have portable extinguisher.
Wokha:
Department of Fire & Emergency Services, Wokha conducted the Fire Service week on the theme ‘Fire Prevention is better than Fire Fighting’ at public ground, Wokha on April 18.
EAC, Wokha Riku Khutso, while addressing during the observation of fire service week said, looking at the context of our society, fire safety education and awareness is poor and urged the department to take this day as an opportunity to take fire service to the people and generate awareness and relationship with general public.
He also stated public must be educated to take precautionary measures to prevent harmful fire accidents and also educate survival skills during fire accidents. He further dwelled on some basic fire safety measures for the general public. Lauding the services rendered by the firemen, he said “we sleep in peace because, these firemen stay awake round the clock to ensure our safety”.
Later Rescue techniques and use of fire extinguishers was demonstration by the personnel’s of Fire & Emergency Services.
(Page News Service)