Fire Incidents Drop By 31 Percent In JK


SRINAGAR: There is a drop in fire incidents in Jammu and Kashmir in 2023, with 4000 incidents reported as against 59000 the previous year, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Fire and Emergency Services (F&ES), Alok Kumar said on  Saturday.

He added that the reduction in fire incidents is the outcome of 28000 fire awareness events organized by F&ES at multiple places across J&K. ADGP F&ES further stated that over three lakh people have been trained in the fire awareness events.

“F&ES is planning to come up with a firefighter at every household so that the people could douse the flame at an early stage till the firefighters reach the spot,” he said.

He also stated that the people are still being trained and the students from Class 10th are being trained with regard to dousing off the flames.

“Anyone getting injured during the fire incident will be given first aid at the initial stage to ensure that the precious life is saved till the person reaches the hospital for advanced treatment. The F&ES men have been given training in this regard and we are taking measures to reduce the fire incidents as well as prevent the loss of lives in such incidents,” the ADGP F&ES further stated. (KNO)


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