This Fire Safety Week, that began from April 14 and will go on till April 20 is dedicated to spread awareness about safety against fire and the precautions a citizen can take.
The Mumbai fire brigade will give practical demonstrations in 12 residential and commercial buildings across the city.
The initiative was taken by the fire brigade to pay condolences to around 100 men who lost their lives while trying to douse a fire on the ship, S.S.Fort Stikine, at the Bombay docks on April 14, 1994.
On Monday, the fire brigade conducted demonstrations at the Indian Oil Chamber in Bandra and Maker Arcade at Cuffe Parade.
The people residing in the buildings were evacuated and artificial smoke was released.
“Such demonstrations help us to check the fire safety equipment in the buildings such as the safety alarm, the water connection and the exit paths,” said AR Patil, deputy chief fire officer. BM Clifford, chairman of Maker Towers, F wing said such drills should be held more frequently.
“People are not aware about what to do during an emergency. Such demonstrations help educate us about how to be pro-active in case of a fire,” said Clifford.