Fire On Water Care


Fire Service Personnel have been engaged in multifarious action in the FANI Ravaged Zones of the State.

While they are providing drinking water by using Fire Tenders, assisting the CESU Team for cutting trees and helping them out to restore power.

They are also clearing the roads by cutting trees and their efforts have been lauded by people affected due to FANI.

Nearly 1200 Fire Service Personnel have been deployed in Khorda, Bhubaneswar, Puri, Cuttack, Kendrapda and Jagatisnghpur, which Districts were hard hit by the Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm.
 
From the Day One, B K Sharma, DG Fire Services is at the helm of Restoration Initiative of the State Government being assisted by the Fire Service personnel.   
 
In fact, Odisha Fire Service has been rendering commendable public service in the aftermath restoration work of cyclone “FANI”, feel Slum Dwellers, who are the biggest beneficiary of Fire Service Drinking Water supply Initiative.
 
18000 liter water tankers of Fire Department are being used for supply of drinking water to residents of colonies and slums, which are facing acute water scarcity.
 
This initiative of water supply has been taken up by the Department of Fire for the first time and has been highly appreciated. Fire department has also taken up the responsibility of lighting of streets and important places like Baramunda bus stand.
 
In Bhubaneswar city, over 475 Firemen have been deployed in team strengths under the supervision of senior officers.

They are cutting fallen trees and restoring road communication. 26 dedicated teams have been provided to CESU to assist them in removal of fallen poles so that electricity supply can be restored.
 
In Puri, nearly 250 Firemen under the charge of a CFO-ranked officer are working. They are cutting fallen trees, restoring uprooted electrical poles, supplying drinking water and also providing tower lights in streets, including Badadanda and District head quarter hospital.
 
Similarly, dedicated teams of Firemen are working in Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Khorda, Kendrapara and other areas to restore normalcy.
 
Nearly 1200 Firemen under the charge of senior Fire Officers are rendering dedicated public service since 4 May as the “First Responders” to the disaster.  
 


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