In one year, 164 fire department personnel participated in 652 fires, 590 emergency calls
The fire department has been successful in saving the property worth about Rs 55 crore, answering about 652 calls. Participating in about 590 emergency calls, she has saved about 54 lives.
Nagpur: A team of about 164 personnel from the Fire Department, Which about 44 firefighters were involved, Not only did they participate in 652 fires and 590 emergency calls. In fact, 34 birds were also rescued and 2,348 polluted wells have been cleaned in the last almost one year. It also discloses data shared by the Fire and Emergency Services Department of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC).
With this, the fire department has been successful in saving the property worth about Rs 55 crore, answering about 652 calls. Participating in about 590 emergency calls, she has saved about 54 lives.
Municipal Commissioner Radhakrishnan B, after inaugurating the Fire Services Week programs on Thursday, said that Nagpur Municipal Corporation is fully committed to strengthen the fire services in the city. More recently, it has also procured a 42-meter hydraulic platform and has also proposed a 70-meter hydraulic platform in the current financial year.
Chief fire officer Rajendra Uchake, Rajesh Bhelawe, Additional commissioners Ram Joshi, Deepak Meena, and deputy commissioners Nirbhay Jain were also present.
Fire awareness programs will also be organized during the week.
66 firefighters had died while dousing the fire
Radhakrishnan also paid tributes to martyrs Gulabrao Kawale, Prabhu Kuhikar, and Ramesh Thackeray who had sacrificed their lives fighting the fire in the past.
Rajendra Uchake also explained the background of Fire Service Week and Fire Service Day. The British ship ‘SS Fort Stickin’, which was docked in Mumbai on the date of 14 April 1944, had exploded and caught fire. This day is being celebrated as Fire Service Day because around 66 firefighters had died while dousing the fire.
Radhakrishnan has also honored the firefighters for their achievements in the annual drill competition held on 9th April. Trimurti Nagar Fire Station has also won the first prize for completing the firework in about 1 minute 10 seconds. Then it was followed by Sakarda Fire Station (1 min 12 sec) and Lakarganj Fire Station (1 min 11 sec).
Apart from this, winners in the individual ladder drill competition are Raju Pawar (29 seconds), Praveen Giri (30 seconds), Baban Jadhav (26 seconds), and SD Lean (30seconds), and Suresh Atram (29 seconds) have also been awarded.
During the last financial year also, the department has successfully conducted around 265 firefighting mock drills in various establishments.
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