Dimapur: A two-day basic firefighting training and fire safety audit inspection of different stakeholders across Nagaland is taking place from Monday.
The training is organized by the Nagaland Fire and Emergency Services (NFES).
The objective of the training was to educate the general public on fire safety, code of practice, do’s and don’ts etc.
In Kohima, training takes place in Kohima in the State Academy room.
Speaking at the training programme, an NFES officer, Sedevizo Hibo, said Nagaland Fire and Emergency Services had been appointed nodal department to carry out fire safety inspections and audits of hospitals and nursing homes in the public and private sectors, in accordance with the National Building Code. ensure the prevention of recurrence of fires in institutional buildings such as hospitals and nursing homes in the state.
Hibo said there have been five incidents in hospitals and nursing homes in the recent past in the country, resulting in the unfortunate loss of life and property.
He said the main objective of the training and the seminar was to create awareness among the masses to spread advisories to prevent fires in institutions such as hospitals, nursing homes and other public places as well as public places. private institutions.
He also stressed that all government services and all high-rise buildings, private and public, should be secured with fire safety measures.
He said failure to comply with these measures by the managers, landlords and owners of any high-rise building would be subject to prosecution under the relevant sections of the law.
During the practical session, fire safety measures on prevention and protection against fire hazards and rescue techniques in case of incidents and disasters were demonstrated.
Representatives of various agencies and stakeholders from state and central government departments, including government hospitals and nursing homes, schools, colleges and educational institutions, attended the training.
The second training session will be held on Tuesday with participants from shopping complexes, markets, hotels, churches and any high-rise buildings (15 meters), neighborhoods, settlements and villages in Kohima district.
The training also took place in Wokha, Peren, Phek, Zunheboto, Mokokchung and other districts.