IEP Chandigarh, January 13
In order to prevent any potential fire mishap, Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Sh. Dushyant Chautala directed the officers of the “Fire and Emergency Services” to set up “foam-tender fire-fighting vehicles” at all of the state’s airstrips. Additionally, he gave the go-ahead to establish a Fire and Emergency Services training centre and explore the viability of establishing a new certificate course in the state to periodically train departmental staff.
The Deputy Chief Minister was presiding over the departmental review meeting of ‘Fire and Emergency Services’ here today. Sh. Dushyant Chautala presided over the first meeting as soon as he got the charge of ‘Fire and Emergency Services’ department.
During the review meeting of the department, he discussed in detail about the departmental working system, organizational structure and available staff and requirements.
He directed the officers to ensure the purchase of hydraulic fire tender vehicles to control fire incidents in multi-storey buildings ranging from 14 floors to 80 floors in the big cities like Gurugram, Faridabad, Sonepat, Panchkula, Rewari, Bahadurgarh, Panipat etc.
He said that with the purchase of hydraulic fire tender vehicles, the state’s residents will be protected from the harm caused by fire. Previously, vehicles had to be called from Delhi State or from institutions like the airport to extinguish the fire in case of fire in High-rise building.
The Deputy Chief Minister was apprised that till now there is only one training centre for ‘Fire and Emergency Services’ in Manesar, on which Sh. Dushyant Chautala directed the officers that state-of-the-art training of ‘Fire and Emergency Services’ should be started at a suitable place in the state. He added that the process of establishing the advanced training centre should be expedited so that the employees can be equipped with new equipment. He also asked to explore the possibilities of starting a diploma course related to ‘Fire and Emergency Services’ in this centre so that the youth of the state can get employment post training in private institutions as well.
Sh. Dushyant Chautala directed the departmental officers to inspect the fire-safety equipment of high-rise buildings, crowded places, malls, theaters etc. in the state so that any accidental fire incidents can be prevented.
He directed the officers to make an SOP so that on receiving the information of fire, according to the place and distance, the extinguishing vehicle and equipment can be arranged, this will curb the damages caused by the fire.
Additional Chief Secretary, Home Department, Sh. T.V.S.N Prasad, Director General, Fire Services, Sh. D.K. Behera, OSD to Deputy Chief Minister, Sh. Kamlesh Bhadoo, besides other senior officers were present on the occasion.