With 385 odd fire related mishaps being reported from 2022-2023 till January and 8 people losing their lives; Guntur district authorities have come up with a series of initiatives to fight the fire accidents this summer. As per reports Rs 3.57 crore worth properties have been destroyed too.
The fire service department has collaborated with the Institute of Public Enterprise (IPE) to identify all places vulnerable to fire mishaps so that it can accordingly gear up its personnel and equipment to deal with fires in the State. On target will be establishments and institutions vulnerable to fire mishaps, like industrial estates, commercial complexes, petrol and LPG bunks, gated communities, government and private buildings, residential and non-residential buildings, and godowns, where flammable materials are stored.
The aim is to generate a series of recommendations on how to mitigate fire mishaps and fight them. In line with this, the officials are also planning to conduct awareness programmes to educate people on the measures to be taken during summer to prevent fire mishaps and rescue procedures in case of fire accidents or similar emergencies.