Cuttack: Under the background of fire mishap at Delhi official complex (commercial building), DG Fire Services Santosh Kumar Upadhyay has issued instructions to strictly enforce the guidelines of Odisha Fire Prevention and Fire Safety Rules.
Mr.Upadhyay has issued instructions to all Assistant Fire Officers of the Districts, Deputy Fire Officers of all circles and Range Fire Officers of the State to strictly enforce the guidelines as given under rules 15,16,17,18, & 19 of Odisha Fire Prevention and Fire Safety Rules, 2017 and subsequent amendment thereof.
DG has emphasized about fire safety audit of installations of different institutions as enumerated under Rule-9 viz- Hotels, Lodgings and Guest Houses , All educational buildings above 12 mtrs. or build up area above 1000 Sq. mtr., Cinema Halls, Multiplex, All clinical establishment above 12 mtrs. or more than 3 floors; Business or office building above 12 mtrs. or built up area more than 500 sq. mtr, Places of congregations like auditorium, Convention Halls above 500 sq. mtrs. built up area; warehouses above 500 sq. mtrs., Coaching Centres/ Hostels; Factories and Industries etc.
DG has issued instruction for ensuring appointment of Fire Safety Supervisors of Buildings as enumerated under Rule-15.
All field officers of Fire department have been asked to ensure displaying of photo copies of Fire Safety certificates to different establishments of the state, at all conspicuous places in all floors as per Rule-17.
All Fire Officers, Deputy Fire Officers and Assistant Fire Officers have been instructed to inspect the above mentioned categories of buildings of the states under the provision of Rule-18 and then follow up action under Rules 19 & 20.
DG has instructed Fire Safety audit/ inspections of all District Head Quarters hospitals, Collectorates and High-rise Government buildings on priority basis by 21.05.2022 where the frequent movement of public occurs.
All fire station officers have been instructed for taking fire prevention and fire safety measures in temporary structures as enumerated under Rule-10.
Besides, fire station officers will co-ordinate with various market committees for community participation towards fire safety and fire prevention in busy market places/ daily markets etc. Vendors are advised not to use loose or open electrical wiring to avoid short circuiting due to overheating.
The Fire station Officers of the state are advised to liaise with concerned Fire Safety Supervisors of different establishments for safety. o In case of any fire related hazard, citizens are advised to dial 112 emergency number.