The Telangana government has sanctioned ₹ 31 crore for remedying inadequate firefighting systems in public hospitals. An order to this effect was issued on Friday. For several years, fire safety measures have been insufficient in large public hospitals. Fire departments have reported deficiencies in hospitals under the direction of theRead More →

Through Express news service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The majority of district hospitals, both government and private sector with inpatient facilities, were found to lack basic firefighting systems in two recent fire safety audits conducted by the agents of the fire and rescue services department. . The preliminary findings have been submitted toRead More →

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has decided to equip 16 Mumbai municipal hospitals with smoke detectors and extraction systems to prevent fires and arson in medical institutes. The move comes in the wake of the tragedy of the Bhandara Hospital ICU fire, which claimed the lives of 10 newborns in JanuaryRead More →

District Fire Officer J. Mohana Rao has called on hospitals, hotels and educational institutions to periodically install firefighting equipment in their respective premises, saying maintenance of the equipment is more important than installation. “Proper maintenance of the equipment ensures the protection of lives and valuables in the event of aRead More →

Volunteer Bushfire Officers and Regional Counties in Washington State fear the threat of jail or heavy fines under new workplace legislation in Western Australia will result in fewer people getting out of hand volunteers to fight fires in rural areas this summer. Key points: WA Occupational Health and Safety ActRead More →