Monday, 23 January, 2017 - 18:29
TGCE trainees, staff trained on fire safety
11 Jan 2017
To sensitize the students on fire prevention and to avoid any major fire mishap like the fire incidents in Dabwali (Haryana) in December 1995 and in Kumbakonam (Tamil Nadu) in July, 2004 which killed many school children, the A&N Police Fire Service Training Centre taught the students and faculty members of Tagore Government College of Education, Middle Point, Port Blair how to combat the incidences of fire on “First Aid Fire Fighting & Safety aspects” while at college, home and public places on 10/01/2017. A live demonstration by setting real fire in various scenarios were created and the techniques of extinguishing on reaching of water tender with sophisticated appliances etc. and by using various types of fire extinguishers like water Co2, mechanical foam (AFFF), Co2 and dry chemical powder were also conducted by involving the students in the college premises, Middle Point Port Blair.
Mr B. Saigal, Dy. Superintendent of Police (Fire Service), A&N Islands briefed students and faculty members of Tagore Govt. College of Education about the important role, if there is any fire hazard, safety aspects and methods of prevention. He also reiterated that the college students having vital role to respond to any disaster or fire mishap without any panic. Further, he appealed to the students to utilize the knowledge and experience gained during the training session in case of any eventuality at their premises.
The Principal, Mr J.D. Singh expressed his happiness for conducting such a training programme in the college premises by the Police Fire Service and appealed to the students and faculties to respond to any mishap actively. Altogether, 127 students and 58 faculties and staff had attended the training session.