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West DM Dr Vishal Kumar addresses fire safety training camp at Agartala


BY TC News Desk

Agartala, 8th February 2024:   A one-day training camp on ‘Fire Safety Monitoring and Use of Fire Prevention Equipment’ was organized by the West District Natural Disaster Management Authority at Agartala Town Hall on Thursday. The aim of the camp was to educate and train various stakeholders on how to prevent and respond to fire incidents.

The camp was attended by West District District Magistrate Dr. Vishal Kumar, State Project Officer Dr. Sarat Kumar Das, Fire Extinguisher, TSR, Apada Mitra, Nodal Officers of Natural Management, Police and Beat Officers, Tehsildars, Engineers, Teachers and officials of various departments. They learned about the basics of fire inspection, which involves checking the building construction, tenure, height, open space, fire fighting system, use of the building, and what combustible materials are inside the building.

Speaking at the camp, District Magistrate Dr. Vishal Kumar stressed the importance of fire safety and awareness, as fire causes irreparable damage to life and property. He said that despite the existence of small corridors in the state, fire and emergency services personnel quickly reached the destination as soon as the information was received. He urged the people to cooperate with them and follow the fire safety guidelines. He also suggested that fire extinguishing equipment, which is available between Rs 1500 to 1600, should be stored at home and used in case of fire.

Additional District Magistrate Subhash Chandra Saha also appealed to everyone to be careful not to catch fire and to report any fire hazards to the authorities. He said that the district administration is committed to ensuring fire safety and preparedness in the region.

Dr Sarat Kumar Das, State Project Officer, said that this training camp has been organized as per the decision of the State Executive Committee, which has taken several measures to prevent and mitigate natural disasters. He said that the camp is part of a series of training programs that will cover various aspects of disaster management, such as earthquake, flood, landslide, cyclone, etc. He said that the camp aims to equip various levels of officials, engineers, volunteers, civil defense personnel, police officers and police officers with the skills and knowledge to monitor fire and take appropriate actions.

Asim Biswas, Officer-in-Charge of Fire Service Training School, presented the topic of fire prevention through a power point presentation at the camp. He explained the causes and types of fire, the methods and equipment to extinguish fire, the dos and don’ts of fire safety, and the role and responsibilities of fire service personnel. He also demonstrated the use of fire extinguishers and other fire prevention equipment to the participants.

The camp concluded with a vote of thanks by the District Magistrate and a certificate distribution ceremony to the participants. The camp was appreciated by all the attendees, who expressed their gratitude to the organizers and the trainers for conducting such a useful and informative program.

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