Noida: Firefighters, health dept on alert for Diwali
The chief fire safety officer, Arun Kumar Singh, Gautam Budh Nagar, ordered all seven fire stations in the district to be on alert round-the-clock for the next two days.noida Updated: Oct 18, 2017 20:56 IST
Ahead of Diwali, the chief fire safety officer of the district has issued instructions to all fire stations to be prepared to tackle any mishap during the festival.
The chief fire safety officer, Arun Kumar Singh, Gautam Budh Nagar, ordered all seven fire stations in the district to be on alert round-the-clock for the next two days.
The fire department has earmarked seven locations in the district, busy marketplaces and crowded locations, where fire tenders will be stationed. He said that a fire in any of these places could result in a huge loss of life and property.
Singh directed the fire tenders to be stationed at Sector 18 police outpost, in Sector 38 near GIP Mall, Brahmaputra market in Sector 29, T-point in Sector 22, Chhajarsi, Bhangel market, Sultanpur in Sector 128, and Jagat Farms in Surajpur.
Singh said the locations have been earmarked in such a way that firefighters can reach any part of the district in minimum time.
The fire tenders will be stationed at these locations from 5pm on Wednesday to 2am on Thursday and fire safety officers have been directed to communicate about any mishap immediately to the control room.
Radheshyam Singh, the fire safety officer of Phase – 3 fire station, said, “Since there is a ban on the sale of crackers this year, fire accidents are less likely. But for the safety of people during the festival, we are taking precautionary measures.”
Recently, several fires were reported from the industrial area in Sector 63. Singh said, “We have asked industries dealing in inflammable materials to take additional fire safety precautions during the festival.”
Meanwhile, the chief medical superintendent of the district hospital, Dr Ajey Aggarwal, said that adequate provisions have been made at the hospital to meet any eventuality.
“Six beds have been reserved in the hospital for emergencies. Six specialists will also be on duty for attending to any heart or gynaecological emergency. Consultants from other disciplines will also be available on call,” he said.
After the Supreme Court ban on firecrackers, he does not expect any major burn cases. “Most likely, there will be no burn cases on Diwali. Since we do not have any burn ward in the hospital, we will be referring patients suffering from burns, if any, to the Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi, as usual,” said Dr Aggarwal.