A week after the Comptroller and Auditor General criticised it for being inept and ill-equipped to tackle emergencies, the Delhi Fire Service on Thursday said it was ready with a concrete plan for the Commonwealth Games.
On the occasion of its Raising Day, DFS officials told Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit that the DFS has procured five specialised fast response fire vehicles and 10 fast-responding motorcycles with water mist technology keeping in mind the Games.
“The DFS has recommended fixed fire fighting arrangements and planned a three-tier fire security system at all the Games and training venues,” Dikshit said. The three-tier firefighting strategy is designed to keep a team of fire-fighters with water mist technology-enabled backpack system deputed inside stadiums.
This team will be backed up by standby fire engines positioned inside the stadium.
And dedicated fire stations and a separate CWG fire control room are earmarked for the event. A secured wireless communication and automatic vehicle tracking system has been planned especially for the Games, Sharma said.
“The Games are a matter of national pride and we have a plan to keep it fire safe,” said DFS Director R.C. Sharma.