Goa Government is planning to make fire-fighting training mandatory for the employees working in industrial units, state's Home Minister Ravi Naik said on Saturday.
He said that the Fire and Emergency Services department would train the industrial staff in fire fighting.
"They can start extinguishing fire before the fire tenders arrive at the spot," the Home Minister said while talking to reporters on the sidelines of Annual Inspection Day parade of Fire and Emergency Services in Panaji.
The Minister said that training would be imparted depending on the type of industry the employees are working with.
"The fire fighting becomes easier if blaze is controlled at an initial stage. The staff can start the rescue work and try to douse fire before the Fire and Emergency vehicles arrive," Naik said.
Fire and Emergency Services Director Ashok Menon said that his department ensures that all the buildings and industries have fire-fighting equipment working.
"Although the department can not penalise the industries that do not install fire fighting equipment, it has been seen that majority of them abide by the rules fearing loss to the lives and property," Menon added.