Odisha Fire Services DG felicitates Fire personnel

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Bhubaneswar: Odisha Fire Services, Home Guards and Civil Defence DG Bijay Kumar Sharma on Thursday felicitated 20 fire fighters for their stupendous service.

The fore personnel rescued many people when they were marooned in flood water recently at different places of the state.

While speaking on the occasion, the Sharma said, “A few days back in the areas of Cuttack, Bhubaneswar and Puri flood like situation had arisen. The personnel of Fire Services played a pivotal role in saving life and property. Those reports were widely published in print and electronic media.”

“In a bid to felicitate those who have done this task with dedication and also encourage others, we had arranged this meeting. Some of them have been given away letters of appreciation. Many others have also worked very well. They will also be given away the letters of appreciation through their superiors,” he added.

Fire Services DG further informed, “Besides the main act of our department to douse fire, disaster response has also been added as a main act. We’re preparing ourselves now to handle urban flooding. Responding to our proposals, the State Government has provided more equipment and pumps to deal with urban flooding. Special clothing equipment like gumboot, helmet, waterproof dress have been sanctioned.”

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