Koloriang gets fire station building | Felix bats on creating public awareness on fire safety & emergency

KOLORIANG, Jan 29: Home Minister Bamang Felix Saturday inaugurated a fire & emergency services station building here in presence of Koloriang MLA Lokam Tassar, Kurung Kumey DC Bengia Nighee, Director General of Police R P Upadhyaya, SP (Fire) Sanjay Bhatia, HoDs, PRIs and public.

Dedicating the fire station to the people of Koloriang, Minister Felix in his speech underscored the importance of creating awareness among public on fire safety and fire emergencies.

“Fire services cannot avert fire incidents, it can only prevent fire from spreading further. Fire incidents can be stopped if only people are cautious and are aware of fire safety measures,” Felix said and stressed on undertaking IEC activities in this regard.

Calling for cooperation from the public, the minister appealed to the people to refrain from constructing houses haphazardly which creates hurdles for fire tenders from reaching incident spot at the time of emergencies.

Pointing out that most of the fire incidents are reported to be caused by electrical short circuits, Felix advised people to get electrical wiring of their houses done by professionals.

Emphasizing that land is the pre-requisite for any infrastructural development, the home minister exhorted the public for their cooperation while reiterating that there is enough political will under Chief Minister Pema Khandu-led-government to bring development across the state.

He further appealed to the people to take care of government created assets in their respective areas while stating that all such assets are of and for the public only.

Earlier, MLA Tassar in his speech expressed his gratitude to the state government and the Police department for making the dream of having a fire station in Koloriang a reality and said that fire station plays an important role in town safety.

DGP Upadyay, Kurung Kumey SP Minjom Ete also spoke on the occasion. While SP Ete highlighted some policing-related challenges, the DGP lauded the fire station staffs for their services all these years despite operating from a temporary station. (PRO)

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