MCC Fire dept gears up for diwali festival

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Chandigarh, October 22:- The Fire Department of Municipal Corporation Chandigarh has finalized its mobilization plan of fire and emergency services keeping in view the Diwali festival and deputed its all officials on duty under 7 zones from 25th October to 28th October, 2019.

All kind of leave/weekly rest of firefighting staff has been restricted for 4 days from 25th to 28th October, 2019 to ensure that maximum manpower should be readily available to meet any contingency across the city.

This plan was finalized in a meeting of  fire and emergency services committee held here today under the chairmanship of Sh. Ravi Kant Sharma and attended by other members of committee namely Sh. Arun Sood, Smt. Raj Bala Malik, Sh. Mahesh Inder Singh Sidhu, Maj. Gen. M.S. Kandal, Haji Mohd. Khurshid Ali, councilors, Sh. Anil Kumar Garg, Additional Commissioner-cum-Chief Fire Officer and other concerned officers of Fire Department.

During the meeting, the committee decided to divide the city under 7 zones for effective and efficient area coverage by fire-fighting vehicle and fire patrol parties. The members decided that the mobilization plan of fire and emergency services will be uploaded on the official website of MCC.

The committee decided to create awareness through highlighting the Do’s and Don’ts and fire safety precautions for using fireworks/crackers and holding cracker shops.

The committee also appreciates the online payment gateway for issuance of Fire Safety Certificate and asked the concerned officials to create awareness about the scheme among masses for larger benefit of general public.

The committee also decided that 9 fire service vehicles along with trained manpower will remain standby from 25th to 28th October 2019 for protection of various cracker shops locations designated by district magistrate, UT, Chandigarh.

Further 3 fire service vehicles alongwith trained manpower will be deployed for standby duty for protection of markets of heavy crowd footfall i.e. Patel Market, Sector 15, Sadar/Palika Bazar, Sector 19 and Shastri Market, Sector 22, Chandigarh.

In addition to that 8 motorcycles mounted with CAF based fire extinguishers along with trained manpower will perform patrolling duty across the city from fire prevention and protection point of view. 7 fire service vehicles alongwith trained staff will remain deployed at their respective fire stations to meet with any contingency in the nearby vicinity of concerned area jurisdiction.

The committee also decided that regular checking of all whole/retail sale points of fire crackers will be carried out by the fire department to ensure adequate number of sand bags, adequate water and sufficient number of fire-extinguishers would be readily available at cracker shops/sites and appropriate action would be taken against defaulters/offenders.

The committee plans to create a whatsapp group for close coordination between staff deployed and officers and for update/photographs and videos of duty during the period of deployment.

The zone plan for 7 city zones is as under:

SUMMARY OF DEPLOYMENT

Sr. No. ZONE ZONE INCHARGE JURISDICTION OF ZONE VEHICLES

DEPLOYED

MANPOWER DEPLOYED
1.       

 

ZONE-1 SFO-17 Sector 9, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 35. 06 01 SUB FIRE OFFICER
12 LEADING FIREMAN
29 FIREMAN
15 DRIVER
02 WRDO
TOTAL—59
2.        ZONE-2 SFO-11 Sector 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 25, Dhanas, Khuda Lahora, Khuda Jassu,  Khuda Alisher, Kaimbwala  and Sarangpur 04 02 SUB FIRE OFFICER
09 LEADING FIREMAN
21 FIREMAN
09 DRIVER
01 WRDO
TOTAL—42
3.        ZONE-3 SFO-38 Sector 36, 37, 38, 38(West), 39, 40, 41, 42 (Badheri, Buterla and Attawa), 53, 54, 55 (Palsora), 56, Dadu Majra, Maloya. 05 01 SUB FIRE OFFICER
07 LEADING FIREMAN
15 FIREMAN
10 DRIVER
TOTAL—33
4.        ZONE-4 SFO-32 Sector 32, 33, 34, 43, 44, 45 (Burail), 46, 51 and 52(Kajheri), and Portion of Sector 61 falling inside the boundary UT, Chandigarh. 03 01 SUB FIRE OFFICER
12 LEADING FIREMAN
16 FIREMAN
08 DRIVER
TOTAL—37
5.        ZONE-5 SFO Phase-II I.A. Ph-II, Ramdarbar Colony, Hallomajra, Behlana, Faidan, Kursan,  Sector 31,  47,  48,  49, 50 and Portion of Sector 63 falling inside the boundary UT, Chandigarh. 04 01 SUB FIRE OFFICER
11 LEADING FIREMAN
17 FIREMAN
09 DRIVER
TOTAL—38
6.        ZONE-6 SFO Phase-I I.A. Ph-I, Raipur Kalan, Raipur Khurd, Makhan Majra and Daria, Sector, 20, 28, 29 and 30.

 

04 01 SUB FIRE OFFICER
05 LEADING FIREMAN
21 FIREMAN
07 DRIVER
TOTAL—34
7.        ZONE-7 SFO-Manimajra Sector 5, 6, 7, 8, 19, 26, 27, I.T. Park, Kishangarh, Bhagwan Pura, Manimajra and Mauli Jagran.

 

06 02 SUB FIRE OFFICER
12 LEADING FIREMAN
15 FIREMAN
 08 DRIVER
TOTAL—37

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