Firefighting Preparations-2: Rural areas counting on Amritsar hearth stations
Charanjit Singh Teja
Amritsar, Could 21
The divisional headquarter of the Fireplace Division within the metropolis attends round 700 hearth calls in a 12 months. With the 4 useful hearth stations within the metropolis, the firefighters must attend hearth calls from so far as 70 km from town. There is no such thing as a firefighting facility within the border space cities of Tarn Taran and Amritsar. The groups from Amritsar go to Khemkaran (65 km) and Sri Hargobindpur (70 km) to sort out hearth incidents.
Throughout paddy and wheat harvesting seasons, we get most hearth calls from rural areas. As hearth spreads quickly in fields, it takes time to douse such fires in rural areas Lovepreet Singh, ADFO
There are 10 peripheral cities — Beas, Rayya, Baba Bakala, Jandiala, Kathunangal, Majitha, Rajasansi, Lopoke Chugawan, Ajnala and Attari — round Amritsar. There is no such thing as a firefighting facility in these cities besides in Jandiala and Majitha. Earlier, these two cities had been missing it, however the newly shaped authorities offered two hearth tenders for every on April 29.
Other than Amritsar district, the workers at Amritsar additionally attend hearth calls from Taran Tarn, Khadoor Sahib, Khemkaran, Jhabbal and Mehta. In line with division officers, the variety of hearth calls from the peripheral cities and rural areas have elevated.
Lovepreet Singh, ADFO, stated, “In the course of the paddy and wheat harvesting seasons, we get most hearth calls from rural areas. The hearth spreads quickly in mature crops so firefighters must make arduous efforts to douse such fires in rural areas. There ought to be hearth tenders in every city to manage the fireplace with much less injury. When our hearth tenders and automobiles exit from town we face inconvenience whereas attending hearth calls within the metropolis areas”.
There are some spots, the place the fireplace division sends hearth tenders day by day such because the Bhagtanwala dump website. As a hearth breaks out on the Bhagtanwala dumping floor day by day, a hearth tender stays busy there.
Serving to arms
- Although the federal government has been missing in infrastructure in peripheral and rural areas, there are some non secular, social and authorities our bodies which all the time assist the Fireplace Division.
- The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, Sewa Society Beri Gate, Radha Soami Satsang Beas, Khanna Paper Mill, Air Drive station, and airport authorities ship their hearth tenders to assist the Fireplace Division. In case of fireplace, the areas round Beas take assist from the Radha Soami sect.
The agricultural panchayat and gurdwara committees have made firefighting “jugaads” to manage the fireplace. They match an engine with a water tanker, which throws water with strain. Nevertheless, hearth officers claimed that these ‘jugaads’ can’t be a substitute for hearth tenders, however are good for first help. However firefighters ought to be educated to keep away from getting accidents whereas preventing a hearth.