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Strengthen fire services: Mulayam

EXPRESSING CONCERN over heavy loss of life and property in tragic fire incidents, Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav today underlined the need for strengthening fire services and assured that all possible help would be given for the purpose.

india Updated: Apr 15, 2006 01:35 IST

EXPRESSING CONCERN over heavy loss of life and property in tragic fire incidents, Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav today underlined the need for strengthening fire services and assured that all possible help would be given for the purpose.

He directed Haramol Singh, DG, Fire Services, to prepare a detailed plan in this regard and, at the same time, stressed that a campaign should be launched to educate people about preventive fire safety measures, particularly in rural areas.

The chief minister made these observations when Haramol Singh called on him at 5-Kalidas Marg on the occasion of the Fire Service Day today, and discussed various ongoing projects.

Praising the commendable work being done by firemen, the chief minister said their job was risky and they saved valuable human lives and property at the time of fire incidents as well as natural calamities. He urged firemen to be ever alert and reach trouble spots at the earliest and said that fire fighting equipment should be kept in perfect condition and new equipment should be bought.

Principal secretary to the Chief Minister, Anil Kumar, his secretaries Chandrama Prasad and Dipti Vilas, director, Information, Nitin Ramesh Gokaran and senior officers of the Fire Services were present on the occasion.

Meanwhile, Director General OF Police (DGP) Bua Singh today paid homage to martyr personnel of the fire service on the occasion of the Fire Service Day at the Hazratganj fire station.

Significantly, SSP Lucknow Ashutosh Pandey, who is district head of the fire service here, did not turn up to attend the occasion.

The DGP lauded the fire service personnel for their devoted efforts while dousing the inferno in a Meerut fair earlier in the week. He also referred to fireman Vijay Pal who suffered over 70 per cent burns during the operation. Bua Singh also made an appeal to non-governmental organizations and civil defence activists to come forward for creating awareness among common men about fire safety.

Meanwhile, Principal Secretary (Home) Satish Kumar Agrawal has sent missives to all DMs and SPs/ SSPs asking them to ensure proper inspection and arrangement of fire safety at venues of all public gatherings.