Chief Minister Shri. Naveen Patnaik inaugurated ‘Fire Park’ first of its kind in the country, to increase fire safety awareness among the people. The park is located in the premises of Odisha Fire & Disaster Academy, in Bhubaneswar. Every Saturday between 3:30 P. M to 5:30 P. M general public can come and visit the Fire Park.
Demonstrations on the use of fire-fighting equipment, rescue and disaster operations, exhibition hall, screening of films and distribution of leaflets on fire safety will be the part of activities in the park. Students from schools and colleges will be the focus group, Officials stated.
Shri. Naveen Patnaik also launched an online portal ‘Agnishama Seva’ of Odisha fire service. Inaugurating the park through video conference Shri. Naveen Patnaik said that “It’s no doubt an effort in the right direction to create a safety compliant citizenry. Sixteen fire-related services are now available to the citizens on the online mode in the portal www.odishafshgscd.gov.in.”
Chief Minister also stated that Fire Park initiative will go a long way in educating and improving awareness on basic fire safety measures among the people, particularly among the students. He also appreciated the role of Odisha Fire service in fighting the pandemic and commended the fire service personnel for the massive plasma donation for the treatment of critical covid patients.
Satyajit Mohanty DG, Fire Services said that 3000 fire service personnel are always ready to meet any challenges at any time.