Source: News Bharati English13 Apr 2016 11:14:14

Itanagar, April 13: During his visit to the Itanagar Fire Station on Tuesday, Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Kalikho Pul stated that the department of fire and emergency services will be given additional assets to strengthen its logistics and capability to deal with disasters. This moves comes in view of the repeated fire accidents taking place across the capital city.Pul said that the existing strength of one station officer of sub-inspector rank will be increased to two. The sub-fire officers will be increased to six from the existing four officers. Two more leading firemen will be added to the existing four, with increase in the strength of firemen to thirty from the existing twenty. This is in addition to increase in number of drivers to six, which is double the existing strength.

The Chief Minister informed that four overhead water tank equipped with fire hydrants will be installed across the city at locations such as Ganga, Gohpur-Chimpu road, Jollang village and Nyokum Lapang. The fire department appealed for upgradation of the existing fire tenders.

The CM assured to fulfill all vehicle requirements for fire fighting and also to provide security from the nearest police station. He assured to fully equip each fireman with all necessary fire fighting accessories such as fire proof jacket, helmets, fire beater to douse the fire, firemen axe and ceiling hooks.

CM Pul also instructed them to keep all the fire fighting tools and equipment in proper order. To make judicious use of the available room in the store, he directed the fire personnel to dispose all the unused and old equipment and to replace it with new ones. Pul further instructed the fire personnel to keep the phone line always open so that people in distress could contact at any moment.