Fire Service Ready For FANI

Odisha Fire Service has prepared itself comprehensively to face extremely severe cyclone “FANI”.

Over 2000 Fire Personnel thus are ready to commence rescue and relief operation.
With their rich experience of handling many natural disasters in the past both in the State and outside, Fire Service personnel are fully geared to meet any eventuality.
DG Fire Services, B K Sharma on 2 May reviewed preparedness of the Fire Serrvices Personnel of all the Fire Stations of the Districts likely to be affected by the cyclone have been sensitised about their responsibilities.
Mr.Sharma has directed to cancel the leave of the Fire Service Personnel and they have been recalled to be deployed in vulnerable zones.
In addition to the Fire Personnel, Civil Defence Personnel have also been attached to Fire Stations for rendering assistance.
Manpower from districts not likely to be affected have been moved to coastal Fire Stations in order to augment the strength, sources said.
Equipments have been kept in readiness to take up road clearing work. Power Cutters, Aska Lights, Combi-tools etc have been kept in perfect working condition. Vehicles with sufficient fuel are also in readiness in all fire stations.
In order to meet likely flood including inundation of low lying and urban areas, powerboats, under water B.A. sets, Lifebuoys etc. have been kept ready for rescue of marooned people.
Senior Officers of Odisha Fire Service have been sent to each district to supervise the operations.
A 24-hour Control Room is functioning at Fire Headquarters to monitor the rescue operations.

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