Jammu & Kashmir

People should be aware of fire safety measures: JK Fire Dept

A multi-storey shopping complex in fire near Kashmir University in Hazratbal area of Srinagar on April 17, 2023.

Budgam: People should be aware of fire safety measures and follow those in letter and spirit to control situations during fire incidents, said Towseef Hussain, Assistant Director of Fire and Emergency Services Budgam.

Talking to the news agency Kashmir News Observer on the sidelines of an event marking the culmination of the Fire Service Week, the officer said, “To control the situation and minimise losses during fire incidents, the most important thing is educating people about fire safety precautions. They should also strictly adhere to the instructions.”

The programme was aimed at raising awareness among the public regarding fire safety measures. Students and employees also participated in the event which included various competitions.

The J&K Fire and Emergency Department organised Fire Safety Week, which began on April 14, to commemorate the firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty.

In the programme AGNI (Awareness in Fire Safety for Growth of National Infrastructure), students from various schools across Budgam participated in essay writing and lecture competitions. The top three winners received cash prizes and certificates, while all participants received medals and appreciation for their participation.

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