FIRE DEPARTMENT has alerted all the six fire stations in the city for Diwali.
The department has alerted the Jal Sansthan too. “We have also asked our men to remain fully charged up. The fire fighters have been asked not to leave their fire stations even for a little while and attend all SOS calls on priority,” said JK Singh, chief fire officer. Singh said he and his 150 men across the city would leave no stone unturned to respond to a call for help immediately. There is no reason to doubt Singh. The problem is not with the men. It’s with the approach of the powers that be towards the department.
According to the Fire Advisory Council’s guidelines a fire station should be there within a radius of three kilometers.