Training on fire fighting

Port Blair
28 Mar 2017

To sensitize the private boat operators, the A&N Fire Service Training Centre has imparted a special training class to the candidates undergoing G.P. Rating (I.V) course at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Institute of Technology on “First Aid Fire Fighting (FAFF) & Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS)” to combat the situation in case of any eventuality while sailing of boat, Home and public places on March 27. A live demonstration by setting real fire in various scenarios was created and the techniques of extinguishment on reaching of Water Tender with sophisticated appliances like Exhaust Gas Blower, Breathing Apparatus Set etc. Simultaneously, operation of various types of fire extinguishers like Water Co2, Mechanical Foam (AFFF), Co2 and Dry Chemical Powder was also demonstrated by involving the participants at Fire Service (HQs), Port Blair.
In the inaugural function, Mr B. Saigal, Dy. Superintendent of Police (Fire Service), A&N Islands was present and briefed the participants about the important role of boat operators, if there is any fire hazard and praised coincide the importance of safety aspects and methods of prevention while operation of boats carrying passengers.  He also reiterated that the boat operators to respond any disaster or fire mishap without panic especially while sailing of boat with passengers.
The Course Co-ordinator, Captain Rohit Lal expressed his satisfaction for conducting such training programme by A&N Fire Service Training Centre and appealed the participants to respond proactively in any mishap. Altogether, 26 boat operators had attended the training session.